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ROTC Cadets headed to Cape Verde with the Cultural Understanding Language Proficiency program, were asked by the host country to help elements of the Cape Verde military learn to speak better English. In this way they will be able to better perform when on NATO and humanitarian or rescue missions.
Cape Verde is in Western Africa and is made up of group of ten islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of the Canary Islands. The country is a former Portuguese colony that is known locally as Cabo Verde, or the “Green Cape”
Photos by Cadet Tyler Rickenbach.
Cape Verde soldiers listen during their English class taught on the island of Sao Vicente by ROTC Cadets. By learning to speak better English they can better function on NATO and humanitarian missions.
Cadet Alex Wright helps a Cape Verde first sergeant with an English question that he has during the morning class taught at the Regional HQ Military Base in Sao Vicente. By learning to speak better English they can better function on NATO and humanitarian missions.
Cadets Wright and Gerasimov teach English to Cape Verdian soldiers on a military base on the island of Sao Vicente, Africa. By learning to speak better English the Cape Verde can better function on NATO and humanitarian missions.
Cadet Alex Wright speaks individually with Sgt. Silva and Sgt. Hernany from the Cape Verde military about how to order food at a restaurant, in English, as part of his ROTC Immersion Program training. By learning to speak better English participants from the Cape Verde can better function on NATO and humanitarian missions.
The beach was a good place to see lots of social activity.
Cadet Delon Lam interacts with a local boy from Cape Verde and teaches him how to throw an American football while on a Cultural Understanding Language Program Mission for the ROTC in Cape Verde, Africa.
Catchupa is the most popular and well-known native dish made in Cape Verde, Africa. It’s hearty vegetables and excellent taste will leave you satisfied.
A local fishing boat named Dulce (Sweet) sits upon the warm sand on the island of Sao Vicente, Cape Verde, Africa. These boats are regularly used by the fisherman of the village and are a part of the local economy.