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Changing Tides

Changing Tides: Ayabulela is Back in School Following 2 Years of Trauma We’re stoked to share the news that Ayabulela is back in school. Following a family trauma two years ago, Ayabulela developed learning and behavioural difficulties. When we met him last year he was 15 and had already been out of school for several […]

Reflections on My Time in Glasgow

Bong’s Blog: Reflections on My Time in Glasgow I am proud to share a few highlights of my first international trip of many to come representing Waves for Change all over the globe. The trip overall was a phenomenal experience and opportunity to network with young leaders within the sport for development community. On the […]

Escaping Khayelitsha’s Gangs

Escaping Khayelitsha’s Gangs: Tim Blogs on the Battle of W4C Participants to Leave the Gangs of Kuyasa “If you’re in, you can’t get out. They’ll come for you. They’ll kill you. If you want to get out, you gotta become a ghost. They can’t see you. You can’t go outside, can’t go to school….you can’t […]

Heading to Glasgow

Bongs Blogs on Heading to Glasgow for 4th Commonwealth Sport for Development Conference Looking back, I can safely say that I made a good decision emailing Tim asking to surf with him, just a few months before Waves for Change was launched as an NPO for vulnerable kids in the Masiphumelele Township. I can’t find […]

Waves For Change Youth Day Surfabout

Pics from the Waves For Change Youth Day Surfabout – Muizenberg Beach On the 16th June – Waves for Change held it’s inaugural ‘Surf About’ – a chance to bring together Cape Townian surfers with members of the project. 20 coaches and young leaders from the Waves for Change project came down to the ‘Berg […]

From Gang Member to Peer Educator

From Gang Member to Peer Educator In July 2012 we opened our second Waves for Change site in Khayelitsha. It was an intimidating prospect, we were expanding the project for the first time and heading to a community with some very serious, and very real issues. In March 2012, 3 children at Esangweni School were […]

April Holiday Camps

April Holiday Camps – Bong’s Report from the Beach. W4C Mentor Coach Bongani Ndlovu reports back from this April’s W4C holiday camp for children from inner city townships in the Cape Waves for Change is proud to announce the success of the first holiday camp for the year which took place in Muizenberg over the […]

A Poem for Her Coach

W4C Participant Noncedo Mabhunu – A Poem for Her Coach Waves for Change is a community project, lead by trained community coaches from areas where surfing and surf culture has never previously existed. The first surfers ever to emerge from their communities, Waves for Change coaches are trained to make vital and life-changing connections with […]

On Board with W4C Participant Lubabalo Gati at Muizenberg

On Board with W4C Participant Lubabalo Gati at Muizenberg Waves for Change is a community building and HIV education programme, but it’s nice to know that the guys and girls who commit their time to the project get something tangible from it. Come on board with Lubabalo Gati, a future young leader from W4C Masiphumelele […]

Second Annual Extreme Abilities Adaptive Surf Day

Waves For Change at the Second Annual Extreme Abilities Adaptive Surf Day Yesterday, the 17th March, the Waves for Change coaching crew headed over to Blouberg Strand to assist at the second annual “Extreme Abilities” adaptive surf day, hosted by Surfing South Africa. The day saw 46 handicapped members of the wider Cape Town area […]