The Delta Cultura kindergarten was launched in 2016 and has been an integral part of the Education Centre ever since.
The main reason for its foundation was the fact that the children in Cape Verde have Creole as their mother tongue, but lessons in schools are in Portuguese . Until they reach school age, the children only speak Creole and Portuguese is not taught in schools as a foreign language – which it is for the children. As a result, many children have problems at school; they often only learn by memory without understanding what they are learning by heart. The loss of interest in learning is a logical consequence.
In the Delta Cultura kindergarten, the children do not learn Portuguese in a school situation by sitting still and learning, but rather in a playful way in daily interaction with the Portuguese kindergarten teacher, who only speaks Portuguese to the children.