Decreased violent and risk behaviour

Improved resilience to trauma and coping skills

Improved happiness and self confidence

Improved engagement at home and school

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

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! ”

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.”

MrGamiet, Principal at A.W.BarnesPrimary School