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Lesotho’s Street League Uses Youth Soccer To Fight AIDS
22 July 2014

The World Cup could have ended for the rest of us, but not of the youth of Maseru in Lesotho. To them soccer is a way of fighting AIDS, a scourge in this small south African country of less than 2 million people. The country has the third highest HIV Virus prevalence.

In order to tackle HIV and AIDS in Lesotho, the Youth Development through Football project embarked on a partnership with the non-governmental organization Kick4Life in 2008 to bring together orphaned and vulnerable children in a mini league dabbed the ‘Maseru Street League’.

The street league teaches the youths who take part in it a great deal more than just the rules and techniques of the game. It provides them with secondary education and achieves this through football-related activities..

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