Kickboxing in Cape Verde, Africa
On July 5th, kickboxing will be one of the demonstration sports during the event “Fight for the values” ,as the part of the celebration of Cape Verde independence day.
Cape Verde is beautiful but very poor country, with lot of criminal problems, so the event will be for about 1000 children, with the idea to motivate to practice combat sports.
Such events are planned for teaching children that sport can be also the tool for social responsibility, for better environment, for helping children in growing up.
Mr. Leonardo Cunha promoter and manager of the event, former WAKO Portugal official now living in Cape Verde and working in National Olympic Committee, was also one of the promoters of the Cape Verde Olympic committee project named M-Olympics, for gender equality in sports, mainly for encouraging young girls to join sports.
Mr. Yassine Yousef with Mr. Leonardo Cunha, kickboxing enthusiast
With cooperation with Mr. Yassine Yousef, responsible for the Olympic Solidarity programs of IOC in Africa, Mr. Leonardo Cunha is still working hard to popularize kickboxing in this part of the World!