The Capital Area soccer League works with HIV/AIDS infected and affected youth from Nairobi Townships. Many of these youth come from families living in extreme poverty and have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS prevalence continues to grow in Kenya despite various efforts to prevent it. Young people age 14-25 are particularly at risk for engaging in risky behavior and contracting HIV/AIDS. By using soccer as an educational tool, CASL is employing innovative methods to attract young people and help them to learn effective methods and skills for preventing the spread of HIV. The concept of using sport as a tool is quickly emerging and being recognized internationally as an effective means of reaching youth with health messages.

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