Decreased violent and risk behaviour

Improved resilience to trauma and coping skills

Improved happiness and self confidence

Improved engagement at home and school

Friends

“W4C has made me feel stronger. Now, I can express how I feel more openly.” – W4C Participant

WHAT THE CHILDREN SAY…

96% reported feeling happier.

93% feel more confident.

94% feel more safe and have learnt to do new things like swim & surf.

83% calm down when they feel sad, angry or scared. 

“ Waves for Change taught me to be independent and have a hope for tomorrow. If I fall I know that I can rise again. Life is full of challenges, but I should not give up! ” – W4C Participant

WHAT PARENTS & COACHES SAY…

72% of Caregivers/Parents reported improved school engagement in their child(ren).

Coaches reported 82% improvement in manners.

56% Decrease in levels of aggression.

73% of Caregivers/Parents reported improvement in school performance.

WHAT THE TEACHERS SAY…

“A bonus for me of this project is the change in the attitude of the parents -parents are now positively asking their children ‘what are you doing?’ ‘when do you go to the beach?’; they are understanding their children better and that is a contributing factor to children’s change of mind set.”

Mr Gamiet, Principal at A.W. Barnes Primary School