Garden Route Sailing Academy

This inspiring programme takes 29 young people, who experience incredibly challenging home environments within a local township in Mossel Bay.

They are provided with weekly sailing sessions and access a hot meal and a hot shower. The programme is designed to expand the young people’s horizons and offer them an opportunity to gain skills that ultimately will provide a route to employment so that they may succeed in life.

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Location

South Africa

What was the money for?

Setting up a project with Ridgeview Primary School and Sao Bra High in Mossel Bay, South Africa. Children from a local township are transported to and from Mossel Bay, given regular sailing sessions, a warm shower and a hot meal.

Grant awarded

£7,000

What were the results?

22 pupils have so far completed 5 or more sessions. Some pupils have also competed at local sailing regattas and one is currently training to become an assistant instructor.