PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS AND PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN NATURAL BEAUTY
From tropical, rainforest waterfalls to unspoiled beaches, Costa Rica is world-renowned for its stunning natural beauty. You’ll get to experience it all whilst learning about the importance of protecting the rights of indigenous people and the environment. You’ll help experience and protect the ancient culture of the indigenous population through farming, culture and music – even learning to speak the local language! You’ll visit local families and help to run a school soccer program – all whilst learning how tha game is protecting the rights of indigenous people and promoting and protecting equal rights for girls and women.
Your journey starts in San José, lively capital of Costa Rica and the largest city in the country, home to bustling markets, museums and colonial-era mansions before you visit Salitre to learn the culture and customs of the native people, the BriBri Pa Kanebelo. After living, learning and playing with the locals you’ll visit the stunning La Casona lodge to experience Costa Rica’s natural splendor and learn about sustainable tourism.
It’s easy to see why this Central American nation is the birthplace of pura vida – the pure life. But away from the tourist hotspots, life isn’t easy for everyone. Indigenous communities lack basic rights and representation and suffer from discrimination and lack of opportunity. During your trip you’ll experience first-hand how soccer is helping bring hope and opportunity to young people from the indigenous community.
This destination offers a range of soccer activities that we can use to create experiences from BEGINNER to ELITE level.
Experiences available include*;
- Interactive soccer sessions with SEPROJOVEN coaches and players
- Lead a soccer workshop in a local BriBriPa community
- Copa Indígena – a soccer program designed to promote leadership amongst youth aged 12-23 from indigenous communities
- Coach and play with Liga Fem – a street soccer league that empowers young women aged 12-18 to fight for their rights and against gender-based violence.
- Friendly matches with local teams (5, 7, 11 a side)
- Play in the jungle and on the beach