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W4C provides a child-friendly mental health service to at-risk youth living in unstable communities. Through access to safe spaces, caring mentors, and a provision of weekly Surf Therapy sessions, W4C gives children skills to cope with stress, regulate behaviour, build healing relationships, and make positive life choices.

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I Am the Engine’ is a Red Bull documentary series that portrays ten inventors and visionaries who are taking risks and overcoming failure to find solutions that benefit their communities. Waves for Change mentors Chemica and Lux are community-based mental-health practitioners, who are changing lives of youths in their communities through the power of surf therapy. Watch their story, and be inspired!  

Up to 20% of young South Africans are effected by Post Traumatic Stress. Waves for Change is pioneering a winning formula of surfing and evidence based therapy programming to break the cycles of violence that keep South Africa’s youth from their true potential. Video by Florian Bison Photography – Winner Le Book Creative Award 2015