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Young Achievement Sports for Development

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Zimbabwe is dealing with challenging social problems such as teenage pregnancies, unemployment, infrastructure issues, and high HIV/AIDS rates. The country has very low graduation rate at 27.86% and, as a result, many young people are struggling with unemployment.


The organisation Young Achievement Sports for Development (YASD) was founded in 2005 to bring solutions to young people in Zimbabwe. Through football sessions the organisation gives children and adolescents a sense of pride and self-confidence, and equips them with leadership skills, fostering accountability and responsibility.


YASD assists these young people through basic education and access to grants for scholarships. Core elements of the programme are: mentoring, providing support, and inclusivity.


As a result of YASD’s work, teen pregnancies have decreased in the community, and through leadership training programmes a substantial number of participants are landing jobs and going back to school to complete their studies.

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