In Cape Verde, the volcanic archipelago off the coast of West Africa, the expression “Tud dret,” (it’s all good) is more than a phrase. It’s a philosophy of life that combines creativity with positivity and has allowed a small country in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean to push through difficult times with a perennial smile.
In a beachside community, a man named Alcindo Almeida Soares embodies the spirit of that philosophy. Faced with scraps of trash washing ashore, Alcindo developed a solution – use that rubbish to create a gym where his community could come to train for free.
They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. In this case, Alcindo placing value on a clean beach, public health, wellness, and the importance of a space to build community has resulted in a treasure for all to enjoy.
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