Make new friends on and off the field as you experience a tropical island paradise whilst helping to educate underserved kids through the power of soccer.
Cape Verde is a tiny but beautiful nation composed of sub-tropical and volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The former Portuguese colony, now known for its unique Creole, Portuguese-African culture, is situated about 500 kilometers off the coast of Senegal, and once served as an important center of the slave trade.
Santiago is the largest and main island of Cape Verde, located in the South. Tarrafal, a town on the northern part of Santiago, boasts the best beaches on the island with their white sand, turquoise water and fishing boats bobbing in peaceful waves. The town is the epitome of a tropical paradise, with beautiful weather all year round.
Soccer and music are part of the lifeblood of Cape Verde. You'll experience all this as well as the renowned morabeza (Creole for hospitality) of its people and you’ll see why many have come – and never left.
You’ll join the world-respected non-proﬁt organization Delta Cultura, using the power of the beautiful game to educate underprivileged children and to build a better future.
Opportunities for young people in Cape Verde are extremely limited, due to its isolated location and lack of natural resources. Cape Verde is prone to drought and has little arable land, facts that have resulted in increased emigration in recent years, further weakening the country’s social infrastructure.
You'll help Delta Cultura deliver activities ranging from aerobic and yoga, to educational and awareness campaigns,or to art and creativity.
You'll also be following in the footsteps of professional soccer players! Click here to read about Bundesliga star Alex Esswein's visit to Delta Cultura as part of his support of the Common Goal movement.
Our unique model creates a structured, intentional learning environment to foster the most necessary skills of 21st century learners and employees.
Our transformational curriculum - designed by one of the world’s leading experts on sports-based education - is a leadership journey, designed to move participants from being passive cultural consumers to active agents of change.
Throughout the journey, through active learning, classroom sessions and service, we seek to expose, engage, and empower participants to think critically about their own passions and leadership potential and how they are uniquely positioned to impact the world.
This experience is only available to travellers who are 21 or older on December 1st 2019.
Depart from your local airport, arrive at Nelson Mandela International Airport in Tarrafal, Cape Verde. Transfer to hotel and check in.