About Global Family Travels
Much more than a traditional tour operator, Global Family Travels’ mission is to “Learn, Serve and Immerse,” using travel as a means to build cultural bridges and foster global citizens.
In partnership with local nonprofit organizations, Global Family Travels creates and offers community service tours for families. The tours include a unique mix of cultural and educational activities, homestays and participation in local service projects aimed at improving the lives of people in the communities we visit.
In June 2015, Global Family Travels kicks off a new series of trips emphasizing cross-cultural exchange through soccer, launching with Nicaragua: Bridging Cultures through Soccer. Participants will live, work and play alongside Nicaraguan villagers.
Global Family Travels volunteers will work on a community service project in Chacraseca, a small village six kilometers from Leon. Chacraseca is an impoverished Nicaraguan community where we’ll create safe and clean playing fields for the 300 local youth.
Volunteers will work with community members to create concrete holds to secure the goal posts, install the posts for a fence that will surround the field and create benches or a covered shelter. The field will be used for playing soccer and as a community gathering place.
For information about the soccer exchange, visit globalfamilytravels.com.
How We're Making a Difference
In addition to building the soccer pitch / playing fields in Nicaragua, our group will be running drills and games with the community. We will be bringing a professional football coach from our own community who will help manage these activities for the youth in the community along with our volunteers.
Alongside One World Play Project, we’re raising ultra-durable One World Futbols to deliver to the community of Chacraseca. The One World Futbol is a soccer ball that never needs a pump and never goes flat, even when punctured.
The One World Futbols raised through this campaign will change the game for the youth in Chacraseca. The ball is ideal for the harsh terrain on which they play and will last for years where standard soccer balls sometimes do not last hours.
Through this campaign, Global Family Travels raised 20 One World Futbols. Additionally, the campaign raised $100 to be put toward purchasing additional soccer equipment and library books for the youth of Chacraseca.