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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. […]

W4C is Recruiting – Business Development Director

Business Development Director

Do you want to join a growing Mental Health foundation taking Surf Therapy to Africa? This is an excellent opportunity to join a young, ambitious, award winning foundation. Using the power of surfing to alleviate trauma Title: Development Director Focus: Grow funding & Increase W4C visibility Supervisor: Waves for Change C.O.O Location: Cape Town, South […]

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 […]

Help us upgrade our Monwabisi Safe-Hub

upgrade monwabisi safe hub

Waves for Change is working with Breadline Africa to upgrade our safe hub at Monwabisi Beach. Monwabisi is the local beachfront for khayelitsha township, one of South Africa’s largest and most violent communities. Since 2011, W4C has been running surf therapy programmes at Monwabisi to connect at-risk youth to emotional support and surf therapy programmes. […]

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 […]