David Beckham is traveling around the world to raise awareness and funds for UNICEF

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated November 09, 2015 02:45 PM
Credit: Courtesy David Beckham

David Beckham continued his trip around the world in seven games this week with stops in both Nepal and Djibouti.

Beckham, who has served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for 10 years, is traveling the globe to play soccer matches in each of the world’s continents to raise awareness of and funds for the aide organization.

He kicked off the incredible journey in Papa New Guinea last Wednesday, before visiting Nepal in Asia on Saturday and Djibouti in Africa on Sunday.

In a photo from the Nepal leg of his tour, Beckham posed with small schoolchildren who photobombed the athlete by making bunny ears with their fingers.

“Bunny ears are the same everywhere in the world,” he wrote.

Victoria Beckham also documented her husband’s stay in South Asia, writing on the photo sharing site that she was “very proud” of him.

The excursion, which will be the subject of a BBC One documentary, will also include stops in Buenos Aires, Miami and Antarctica, where he will play soccer games with locals from each community.

Beckham’s match in Africa also came with a “first” for the 40-year-old.

“Beautiful landscape just before the game,” he wrote on a picture of the dusty field of play. “This was a first having to clear the goats off the pitch… Met some amazing people in Djibouti … Great to see the amazing work UNICEF are doing on the ground.”

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Beckham also shared a photo of his soccer cleats, and one of him alongside a local family in a refugee camp who are “benefitting from the incredible work of @UNICEF and its partners.”

Beckham, who started the 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund this year, will play his final game, the UNICEF Match for Children, at Old Trafford field on Nov. 14. The field is home to the British Manchester United team – with whom Beckham played until 2003. The match will be Beckham’s first time playing an official match since his retirement in 2013.

“Whether as a player or out in the field for UNICEF and other charitable partners, I have seen the transformational effect that sport and in particular football has on people’s lives,” Beckham said, according to BBC One. “This epic journey will allow me to show the positive side of the game I love and shine a light on the passion and selflessness of people that play this sport as a force for good.”