Volunteers Bernardo and Filipe had many ideas and initiatives during the time they spent with ALG on the ground. One of the best was ALG Sports’ week – an intensive week to learn Portuguese with the incentive of sports and one hot meal, offered to every UPG Portugal Sponsored children in SVP. And it was a success!
"The sports’ week programme started in the best possible way. In the beginning, we thought that children wouldn’t participate, but on the first day we had 75 children and the next day 83, their enthusiasm exceeded our expectations. The main goal of these two weeks is to teach Portuguese. Most children were from the 1st to the 4th grade. The older children were present to help and were very committed in assisting us. Besides the sports activities, we also developed several games and physical activities. Lunch was delicious and all the children enjoyed it."