In brief

Surfpop Foundation combines guided surf sessions with high quality after-school education and nutritious meals, which together aim to improve the children’s school performance, prepare them for sustainable employment and promote their role as ambassadors in their communities for living a healthy life in touch with nature.

Problem to be tackled

Children growing up in Masiphumelele Township have little hope of escaping their socio-economic environment: poverty, crime, drugs, gangsterism and a lack of good quality education and job opportunities are rife and real battles these children face. Opportunities for girls are even more limited due to restricting gender roles and challenges relating to their sexual and reproductive health and rights.