This Project is designed to create a generation of well educated, environmentally conscious students who have the skills and opportunities necessary to alleviate poverty and protect the environment.
Smart Sustainable Surfers (SSS) uses children’s love of surfing as incentive for their participation in our education, sustainability and skills programs.
Children earn ‘SSS Points’ by attending school and participating in activities such as beach cleans, eco-bricking workshops, English classes, and skills classes. The number of points earned at the end of each week determines which children can use the Sun Crew boards.
The project is designed to teach children the value of education, the importance of the environment and encourage them to believe in their own potential.
The ground rules are:
Children must attend school for a minimum of 4 days to be eligible to surf
Board preference is given to members with the most points
Surf instructors from the local community are employed to ensure the safety of the children while in the water.
This program aims to create sustainable island communities. We use education, segregation, and upcycling to tackle the major waste crisis' facing the Philippines.
Plastic Forward is a local solution to the global problem that is plastic pollution in our oceans.
This project empowers island communities with sustainable solutions to prevent their waste from contributing to ocean plastic pollution. It gives young people the knowledge and skills necessary to lead the fight against plastic pollution.
The project involves three elements, our Eco-Warrior education program, community segregation program and up-cycling program.
We are seeking funding to take our plastic forward program to the next level through the purchase of precious plastic machines.
wahines on waves
We believe that empowering women is the key to lifting communities out of poverty and creating lasting change
This project empowers young women to break gender norms by paddling out into the waves and learning to surf!
The program aims to foster self-belief and as a result, support these young women to be actively committed to their education and to pursuing a future beyond the traditional role of women in rural communities.