Make new friends on and off the field as you experience the beauty of Africa while using soccer to help orphans and vulnerable children.
The Kingdom of Lesotho is a tiny but beautiful country hidden high in the mountains above South Africa which boasts a rich cultural heritage and dramatic scenery, including some of the highest waterfalls in the world. A hidden gem, Lesotho is quietly developing a reputation as a destination for adventure tourists thanks to its stunning scenery and activities like hiking, pony-trekking and even skiing. You’ll experience the rich history of this proud nation with lessons in language and customs, and visits to sacred cultural sites.
Football is a religion all over Africa and Lesotho is no exception. You’ll experience this first-hand, whether attending a Premier League game with local team Kick4Life F.C. or playing pickup games with local kids. You’ll also get to play at the FIFA Football for Hope Center, constructed as a legacy from the 2010 FIFA World Cup and now a thriving hub in the capital city Maseru and home to numerous social programs for local youth.
Your trip will support the inspirational work of Kick4life, a non-profit organisation that uses soccer to improve the lives of underserved youth living in Maseru.
Lesotho is one of the poorest countries in the world and suffers from one of the highest HIV/Aids infection rates on the planet. Almost 25% of the population is HIV positive and over 130,000 children have been orphaned by the disease, which has had a devastating impact on family and community structures and held back the nation’s economic development.
Since 2005, Kick4Life has reached more than 250,000 children and young people through a wide range of activities from health education & HIV testing to literacy, mentoring and support towards long-term education & employment. You'll get hands-on with the Kick4Life coaches as they bring hope and brighter prospects to a new generation of Basotho youth.
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.
We will assign shared rooms strictly by gender and, where possible, taking into account individual requests if you are travelling with friends.
Some accommodation options may not be able to accommodate above a certain number of single rooms. In this case we will provide alternative options of equal quality in close proximity to the main group.
Depart home for Maseru, Lesotho.