In brief

The “Two Day Ocean Guardians Project” is organised by the I AM WATER TRUST, specific workshops for students using the sports yoga, swimming and snorkelling to teach beneficiaries about the importance of the ocean and therefore make the world a cleaner place.

Problem to be tackled

The vast majority of youth in South Africa has little or no access to wilderness in general and to the ocean in particular – this disconnect causes transgenerational fears of water to persist: with most not being able to swim or believing they ever could and as a result this lack of connection has direct impacts on the oceans’ wellbeing and that of the individual.