The Kitesurfing Outreach Project is an incentive program for children to do well at school and home.Children are selected to take part in the program, usually 2 at a time. The kids are first taught to swim by the volunteers, and later receive kitesurfing lessons from the volunteer and a professional kitesurfing instructor.
The volunteer receives 12 hours of kitesurfing lessons from an IKO certified instructor from BEST Kiteboarding Cape Town. The volunteer and child are able to take their kitesurfing lessons at the same time. Once the volunteer has completed their hours, they can mentor the child further in swimming, beach kite flying or kitesurfing at the skill level the child is ready for. This results in the children being involved in the sport, keeping them off the streets and opening doors for job opportunities or sponsorship. As this project is weather dependent and only runs on Saturdays and school holidays, the volunteer will also be able to be involved in any one of our other volunteer projects at no extra charge.
The program takes underprivileged children out of the settlements and off the streets of the townships and teaches them valuable life lessons in the through sports, adventure activities, teamwork and educational classes. This program is run as a weekly extramural activity for youth from a disadvantaged school with the main focus on kite surfing.
Information about the children/schools
Volunteers will help in the daily running of the programs for example:
This project is very flexible. The hours and amount of hours worked is determined by the volunteer. If volunteers want, they can also be involved in any of the other projects on days when there are no lessons (school days & days with no wind). The volunteer will need to have basic level of fitness and swimming skills.