Category Archives: Advocacy

Cant Steal Our Vibe

Cant Steal Our Vibe

Positive Vibe Warrior Foundation The mission of the Positive Vibe Warrior Foundation is to inspire individuals to make a positive impact within their communities. In 2017, professional surfers and PVW co-founders Patrick, Dane and Tanner Gudauskas along with South African pro, Michael February, hosted a surfboard drive to benefit the Waves For Change organization in […]

Waves For Change and the Lunchbox Fund Team Up to Provide Food For Kids

The Lunchbox Fund

Today, children participating in the Waves for Change (W4C) programme at the Monwabisi site enjoyed a hot, nutrition packed, post-surf meal, thanks to a new partnership with The Lunchbox Fund. United by our commitment to help improve the lives of at-risk children from Township communities in South Africa, Lunchbox Fund will provide ongoing nutritional support […]

The Power of Partnership | Action Impact Network

Action Impact

Action Impact Network In recognition of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – specifically Goal #17: ‘Revitalize the global partnership of sustainable development’ – a consortium of international NGOs have formed the ‘Action Impact Network’ to establish a collective approach to measuring the impact of programmes delivering mental and wellbeing solutions to at-risk youth, through […]

Making Data Collection Great Again

Monitoring and evaluation of social programmes are vital and can be highly beneficial for learning, improved service delivery and communicating with funders. Unfortunately, the reality of applying ‘traditional’ academically rigorous evaluation methods comes with many challenges. It is that time of the year again. Collecting baseline data from our participants. Data for internal purposes (to […]

Riding waves – Creating Jobs!

W4C Creating Jobs

Creating Employment using Surfing in South Africa In South Africa, youth unemployment is a real problem. In fact, 48.9% of Black African 20-24 year olds are not in employment, education or training (NEET)1. A surfing non-profit organisation in South Africa, improves lives of young children by employing local young adults as surf coaches and mentors. […]

Making History: Qualified Lifeguards from Masiphumelele

History has been made in Fish Hoek. For the first time, this summer, the beaches will be manned by qualified lifeguards from Masiphumelele. Waves4Change is making waves in the lifesaving communities from Fish Hoek and beyond as the successful youth empowerment programme is soon to be duplicated in Port Elizabeth and East London. Read more […]

W4C Founder wins Inyathelo Award

We’re stoked to announce that W4C founder Tim Conibear won the prestigious Inyathelo Philanthropy award for contribution to Community Sport. The Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards were established by The South African Institute for Advancement in 2007 to acknowledge, celebrate and profile those who have contributed towards broader social development in South Africa. This year Inyathelo celebrated […]

Empowering South African Girls Through Surfing

Empowering South African Girls Through Surfing In 2016 we decided to focus on girl participation. Last year, through our M&E we learnt that girls felt scared to walk to the beach and also nervous to surf with the boys. We listened to their voices and implemented changes to our programme: To ensure safe access to […]

Waves for Change seeks Site Manager for East London Site

W4C seeks Site Manager for East London, South Africa Waves for Change seeks an independent and self-motivated Site Manager to join Waves for Change to help improve the life opportunities for youth in East London through a proven surf therapy programme. Based in EL and reporting to the Cape Town head office, the Site Manager […]

When To Swipe Right

When To Swipe Right: Who Should You Partner With to Evaluate Your Program In our prior post we discussed when to consider 3rd party evaluations and introduced our experience working with 3rd parties to evaluate your program. In this post we’ll explore how we chose a partner to work with. As you will not have […]