Category Archives: Latest News

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 – Site Manager

Waves for Change – Site Manager

Waves for Change – Site Manager – Job role Start Date: 3 Jan 2019 Applications OPEN (Until 15 October 2018) Waves for Change is recruiting for the role of Site Manager (CT Sites) Waves for Change (W4C) provides a child-friendly mental health service to vulnerable and differently abled young people living in unstable communities. Through […]

What A Year!

3 x World Champ Mick Fanning & Taylor Knox visit one of W4C's new Surfing & Autism Programmes

WHAT A YEAR! Welcome to our September 2018 Newsletter! It’s September and so much has happened!We’re stoked to bring you 6 months of awesome Surf Therapy news! We’ve broken the 1,000 barrier!W4C now connects over 1,000 children per week to Surf Therapy programmes in South Africa and Liberia! Our programmes are delivered by a growing […]

2nd Annual ISTO Conference Brings Together Global Surf Therapy Nonprofits Changing Lives Through Surf Therapy

2nd Annual ISTO Conference Brings Together Global Surf Therapy Nonprofits Changing Lives Through Surf Therapy

A consortium of 25 leading global Surf Therapy organizations, Ph.D. students and researchers gathered in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa to share latest research & practice in the Surf Therapy sector JEFFREYS BAY, SOUTH AFRICA (July 20, 2018) The 2nd Annual International Surf Therapy Organization Conference was held in Jeffreys Bay. Twenty-eight individual representatives attended, representing […]

Programme and Monitoring Officer

We’re recruiting – Programme and Monitoring Officer

Title: Programme and Monitoring Officer Location: Cape Town, South Africa Waves for Change Mission Statement: W4C is a multi-award winning non-profit providing child-friendly mental health services in communities where mental health services are under-resourced & stigmatized. W4C provides vulnerable children with caring adults, safe spaces, challenging tasks and surf therapy sessions, helping youth regulate behaviour, […]

WAVES FOR CHANGE AND MAMI WATA PARTNER TO EMPOWER THE NEXT GENERATION OF AFRICAN SURFERS

In a unique collaboration Mami Wata, a brand that embodies the spirit of African surfing, and Waves for Change, an award-winning African surf therapy programme, have come together to empower the next generation of African surfers. In a partnership that is already making waves, Mami Wata have provided all Waves for Change (W4C) coaches with […]

We’re recruiting – Global Development Director

Title: Global Development Director Focus:​ Grow funding & increase W4C reach globally Location: ​Cape Town, South Africa &/or remote locations UK or USA Waves for Change Mission Statement: ​W4C is a multi-award winning non-profit providing child-friendly mental health services in communities where mental health services are under-resourced & stigmatized. W4C provides vulnerable children with caring […]

SURF THERAPY: MAKING WAVES WITH AUTISM

“I have seen so many changes – self-confidence, communication and social interaction. In general children with their cognitive functions are quite independent and don’t do much group play or interaction. Since being at Waves for Change, the children have shown a willingness to engage with each other, build friendships and high fives…lots of high fives!” […]

Surf Therapy – A Wave of Change

For the past decade, Surf Therapy as an alternative form of healing has been gathering momentum. Organisations from across the globe combine the therapeutic elements of the ocean with the adventure of surfing to positively impact lives of individuals from all walks of life. But what exactly is Surf Therapy? What does it do? More […]

The Women of Waves for Change

As Women’s Month comes to a close, we look back on an amazing month celebrating the strong, inspirational women who drive change and fight for equality across South Africa. We also remember the thousands of brave women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in the fight for a non-racial and non-sexist […]