When I take a stroll in South Africa, I notice plastic and piles of trash on the townships' floors and on the country's beaches.
Both the problem and the solution are serious. The children simply don't understand the consequences of dropping even one bottle or crisp packet because they simply follow their parents, and nobody in their family is educated. This demonstrates the significance of the project: the local aquarium, in collaboration with us, sends a busload of students to nearby schools where our subject-matter specialists provide engaging classes about the ocean, its inhabitants, and the effects humans are having on it.
Our team held over 300 events in 2022, and the neighbourhood aquarium helped us bring 24 schools into the facility. Since then, these kids have developed into community leaders who promote recycling and are considering careers in marine conservation. However, we need your support to carry on in 2023 and perhaps even expand our activities.
Together, we can affect change, but first we must educate. With this project, we accomplish this in a way that is entertaining and engaging, but since local governments won't assist us, we can only do this with your help and donations.
It's the height of summer in South Africa and as I go for a walk around I see plastic and mountains of rubbish on the beaches and floors of the townships.
It's a serious issue and it's simple. The children follow their parents and nobody is educated so they just don't know what the impact is of them dropping just one bottle or crisp packet. This shows you how important this project is, the local aquarium working in partnership with us takes a bus out to local schools and our experts run interactive lessons for children about the ocean, wildlife in the ocean and what impact they are having on it.
In 2022 our team did over 300 events and the local aquarium supported us to take 24 schools into the centre, since then these children are becoming ambassadors within the community, leading on recycling and also looking at a career in Marine Conservation - it is so inspiring to see but we need your donations so we can continue in 2023 and hopefully even do more!
Together we can change but we need to educate and with this project we do it in a fun and interactive way but local governments won't support us so we can only do this with your support and donations so thank you for supporting us!
Oceans in Motion aims to capture the hearts and minds the children of under-resourced schools around Cape Town who can't afford to visit local marine education centres such as the Aquarium. The organisation's people-centred approach to changing human behaviour as a means of combatting the effects of climate change reached 53,329 children before the pandemic.
We aim to inspire the youths to take action and even look to follow a career in conservation. Workshops, an additional trip into the Aquarium and other marine educational centres will be funded and access to internships will be made available to students who have shown a passion for the work. Creating awareness and providing education allows us to produce ambassadors for change. We have raised $800 so far..
Often young people living close to the ocean but under their national poverty line have never even seen the ocean. Our project aims to engage 80,000 young people a year in ocean conservation and work to create youth ambassadors to help save our ocean by engaging their wider community..
This project is the start of introducing the awareness of marine conservation. We aim to inspire the youths to take action and even look to follow a career in conservation. Workshops, an additional trip into the Aquarium and other marine educational centers will be funded and access to internships will be made available to students who have shown a passion for the work. Creating awareness and providing education allows us to produce ambassadors for change. It costs us $11 to send one participant to a conservation workshop.
This is a fully run outreach program which aims to fund an Ocean Bus that is equipped with professional expert staff and resources and will visit township and under-resourced local schools. With our fully equipped mobile aquarium facility, we offer children an unforgettable experience with live marine animals. The organisation's people-centred approach to changing human behaviour as a means of combatting the effects of climate change.
The program will also fund aspiring underprivileged students to go onto join a marine internship or training course to create youth conservationists. We aim to inspire the youths to take action and even look to follow a career in conservation and have reached over 53329 children and youth so far. It costs $135 to send the outreach bus to a school for a workshop in the townships.
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