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Young men practiced parkour moves off a beach-front wall in Sao Vicente, Cape Verde.
Children and young men played a game of foosball in the main plaza at Cidade Velhia.
A sign in Praia, Cape Verde, had the words, "When you grow up you can be anything you imagine."
The University of Cape Verde Campus Palmarejo in Praia.
Teachers and staff at Bridgewater State University are helping Cape Verde’s schools.
A student held a Portuguese-English dictionary during class at the University of Cape Verde.
A tourism student in a culinary class at the Ecola de Hoteleria e Turismo de Cabo Verde. Foreign languages are important to the nation’s hopes, especially English for business.
Students gathered in the darker part of the hallways of the campus to be able to use their laptop computers.
Tania Montero was interviewed during a visit to the campus.
Students changed classrooms in between classes at the Palmarejo campus.
Students gathered around a laptop between classes.
Matilde Silva struggles to pay school fees for her son Admilson Almeida Menezes. High school is not free in Cape Verde.
Young women played soccer at Cidade Velhia. With no natural resources, Cape Verde must become a knowledge-based economy, Prime Minister José Maria Neves said.
A band called Superacion practiced in Sao Vicente. Members said they plan to study music to improve their futures.
The scene on a street in Cidade Velhia.
Sunset at Cidade Velhia on the island of Santiago where the capital of Cape Verde, Praia, is located.
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