The association has chosen to use football to capture the attention of young people.
In Africa, sexual and reproductive health education is a major challenge in the fight against AIDS (which remains the leading cause of death among adolescents on the continent), sexually transmitted infections, early pregnancy and female genital mutilation. Created in 2002, the British association TackleAfrica works in about ten countries to raise awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues among the youngest, aged 10 to 18. It provides them with the keys and confidence to make informed choices, take charge of their health and change attitudes. Supported by the CHANEL Foundation for the development of its programme in Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso, where women are particularly exposed to early pregnancy and genital mutilation, the association has chosen to use football to capture the attention of young people.