Decreased violent and risk behaviour
Improved resilience to trauma and coping skills
Improved happiness and self confidence
Improved engagement at home and school
“W4C has made me feel stronger. Now, I can express how I feel more openly.” – W4C Participant
WHAT THE CHILDREN SAY…
96% reported feeling happier.
93% feel more confident.
94% feel more safe and have learnt to do new things like swim & surf.
83% calm down when they feel sad, angry or scared.
“ Waves for Change taught me to be independent and have a hope for tomorrow. If I fall I know that I can rise again. Life is full of challenges, but I should not give up! ” – W4C Participant
WHAT PARENTS & COACHES SAY…
72% of Caregivers/Parents reported improved school engagement in their child(ren).
Coaches reported 82% improvement in manners.
56% Decrease in levels of aggression.
73% of Caregivers/Parents reported improvement in school performance.
WHAT THE TEACHERS SAY…
“A bonus for me of this project is the change in the attitude of the parents -parents are now positively asking their children ‘what are you doing?’ ‘when do you go to the beach?’; they are understanding their children better and that is a contributing factor to children’s change of mind set.”
Mr Gamiet, Principal at A.W. Barnes Primary School