Mirpuri Foundation provided a special day for a group of Cape Verdean children supported by Tia Marina Cristina Association1, grating them the opportunity to visit the sailboat VOR70 Mirpuri Foundation ahead of its departure to cross the North Atlantic on January, 29.

The racing sailing yacht made the wonders of the small children who had the unique chance to hop on board while it was docked in the commercial port of Mindelo. During the farewell festivities which preceded the beginning of the transatlantic journey towards Barbados, the children were also invited for a sumptuous lunch and presented with gifts.

In addition to providing a unique experience and a day full of leisure moments to the group of Cape Verdean children, Mirpuri Foundation also aimed to educate them towards the need to protect the oceans and its resources.

The Foundation’s true believes that children are the promise of a better future, making it imperative to foster their growth as ecologically responsible individuals.

The transatlantic crossing was an initiative organized by Paulo Mirpuri, founder of Mirpuri Foundation, with the aim of spreading awareness towards to the non-profit organisation’s “Save the Ocean” Program. It occurred between January 29 and February 5 on board of a Volvo Ocean Race high performance sailing vessel which made the journey from Mindelo, Cape Verde to Bridgetown, Barbados.

1Note: Tia Marina Cristina Association is a local organization which provides support to the population of the fishing village of Salamansa (Saint Vincent, Cape Verde).