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Lesotho: Kick4Life

Experience the beauty of Africa from the mountains to the ocean while using soccer to help orphans and vulnerable children

Every the third half trip is built around a curriculum designed to develop your Social & Emotional Intelligence (SEI). We focus on 21st century learning skills like grit, initiative, curiosity and critical thinking through a blend of collaborative workshops and hands-on experiences with local people.

Your trip will be hosted by the respected, local non-profit organization ‘Kick4Life’, an award-winning charity that uses soccer to provide holistic support for orphans and vulnerable children. Kick4Life’s approach is based on the belief that football clubs do not always have to be run for private profit and that we can more effectively leverage the enormous wealth and influence of the football industry for social development by becoming a part of it.

During your 12-day LESOTHO experience you will:

  • Play friendly soccer matches in front of thousands of fans in unforgettable locations.
  • Help deliver vital health and education services to vulnerable young boys and girls.
  • Experience the natural beauty of Africa including pony-trekking, campfire nights, and waterfall treks.
  • Make friendships that will last a lifetime.

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Day 1:

Fly out from your hometown.

Day 2:

Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa. Check into hotel.

Day 3:

Fly to Maseru, Lesotho. Arrival at the K4L Hotel & Conference Centre. Check-in and chance to relax. Attend Lesotho Premier League Match (subject to schedule). Welcome dinner in No. 7 restaurant.

Day 4

Center tour and introduction to K4L. 11-a-side soccer game. Afternoon Language or History Session. Global Leadership Development Workshop 1: Global Leadership and International Development.

Day 5

Visit to Thaba Bosiu, historical site Curriculum delivery in local school on health education & life skill delivery (for 18 years +). Quiz night.

Day 6

Transfer to Malealea Mountain Lodge. Evening band, choir, campfire. Global Leadership Development Workshop 2: Gender Inequality and HIV.

Day 7

Pony trekking to Botsoela Waterfalls. Visit to local museum and village. Evening band, choir, campfire.

Day 8

Travel back to K4L. Free time to rest. 11-a-side soccer game. Cultural performance by K4L Theatre Group. Awards night and Farewell Activity with local host organization.

Day 9

Breakfast at No.7 restaurant. Transfer to airport, fly to Cape Town, South Africa. Transfer to hotel, and check in. Visit to Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Dinner at hotel.

Day 10

Visit to Robben Island, site of Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment. Visit to Amandla SafeHub in Khayelitsha, Presentation and Pick up game with local youth. Global Leadership Development Workshop 3: Youth Opportunity.

Day 11

Visit to Table Mountain. Free time for relaxing and souvenirs. Farewell dinner at Gold Restaurant.

Day 12

Transfer to airport, fly home.

Thanks to your visit, Kick4Life will be able to achieve goals like:

  • 1,000 children tested for HIV through Kick4Life’s innovative ‘Test Your Team’ program. Any children testing positive will be referred for free counselling and potentially life-saving treatment.
  • 30 orphans and vulnerable children receive a year’s worth of intensive and holistic mentoring and support including health, education, nutrition, housing and access to sport.
  • 150 orphans and vulnerable children complete a six-week health education and life-skills course enabling them to live a safer and more productive life.

* Price is per person based on a group of 20 travelers and is subject to change.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation
  • Meal Plan: Full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • 2-3 competitive friendly matches against local opponents
  • Training pitches and clinic sessions (as per itinerary)
  • Sightseeing trips
  • Charter buses (motor coach) are reserved for all necessary transfers while on the ground
  • Supervisor to be with team at all times
  • Comprehensive medical and cancellation insurance

Carry-on

A school backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.

  • Ear buds
  • Change of clothes
  • Reuseable water bottle
  • Medication
  • Additional community service forms
  • Outlet power converter
  • Consent to travel form
  • Emergency contacts
  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Two passport photos (needed for Visa)
  • Wallet/money
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Chargers
  • Camera

Important reminders

Appropriate attire for service projects– students should be wearing Bermuda or basketball length shorts or pants. This is especially important to females. T-shirts should cover the chest and shoulders- nothing too low cut, and no undergarments should ever be showing. Appropriate attire for touring– students will be visiting temples and museums throughout their program. All students will be expected to have their shoulders and knees covered. Please be sure to bring at least one pair of lightweight capris and t-shirts that are modest (no v-neck/low cut tees). *Business casual outfit– a long sleeved collared shirt and lightweight trousers will work best for boys. A long skirt and appropriate shirt is ideal for girls.

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