We create unforgettable memories for clients and their guests. But we also believe in giving something back to the communities where the corresponding sporting events are taking place.

Since 2012, we have supported the Bola Pra Frente sport and education initiative, established in 2000 by ex-professional footballer Jorginho. It is located in the Guadalupe district in Rio de Janeiro - one of the city´s poorest areas.The aim is to help children and adolescents, from 6 to 17 years old, in a situation of social vulnerability. The institute provides a well-rounded education, using sport as an inspiration. It gives some of Rio´s most disadvantaged young people practical and theoretical support, a sense of self-worth and an opportunity for social advancement.

Bola pra Frente
Bola pra Frente

VIP Sportstravel works with Bola Pra Frente to promote the education of the 15 to 17-year-olds. 100 young people in four groups receive weekly English classes. They also attend regular workshops led by VIP Sportstravels employees with the aim of preparing them to work as volunteers at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

 

VIP Sportstravel successfully executed a similar programme to mark the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The two best-performing pupils, Rayane and Ronylson, were invited to join our team in Rio de Janeiro - and had the chance to experience unforgettable four weeks in an international working environment.