Football being a popular activity in Africa, makes facilitation styles much more engaging, fun and entertaining than in more didactic curriculum’s allowing program curriculum’s to be implemented with little need to compel youth to attend. For various reasons-not only because they are fun, youth often seek out football HIV prevention programs.
Therefore, Kick AIDS Out Initiative abbreviated as “KAO” promotes the use of sport as a tool for development. “KAO” sees sport as a way of bringing people together to participate in fun and educational games and activities while allowing for the delivery of knowledge and practical skills about how to live a positive and healthy life. Sport and physical activity are used to build awareness about HIV and AIDS, and to create an environment where peers can discuss issues affecting their lives and their communities. The concept goes beyond HIV and AIDS education and places a strong emphasis on facilitating the development of skills in youth.