We would like to express a heartfelt THANK YOU to our funders. Donations are helping to fund swimming lessons, snorkelling gear and data collection education for TWO of our Mozambican staff, Jonas Jacinto Chambo and Norton Amilton Cossa. Both have marine-based degrees awarded by Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo. Jonas studied Oceanography, and Norton studied Marine geology.
Their skills in science have been infinitely useful to contribute towards the data collection, conservation efforts and raising awareness for school kids locally and internationally during their employment with All Out Africa Marine Centre. Next up is to help develop their swimming skills and equip them with snorkelling gear, so that they can collect more data in situ with our Mozambican whale sharks, dolphins and our other water-surface wildlife.
I am Norton Amilton, from Maputo, Mozambique I studied marine geology at Universidade
My love with marine sciences is strong. My passion with the ocean is great and I like what many
organizations do here in Tofo to protect our marine environment and megafauna species.It was great time with
All Out Africa Marine Research exploring the ocean and getting experience of marine
sciences with so inspired people and staff. I had the opportunity to learn some
method of making data collections and monitoring behaviors of some mammals in
It’s has been a pleasure getting more experience, meeting new people, culture and
making difference for a better Tofo.
Diving in Mozambique is phenominal. The array of wildlife in the coastal water of Mozambique features one of the most biodiverse pristine marine ecosystems left in the world. And it is in trouble.
The All Out Africa Marine Research Centre currently running in Mozambique has had incredible influence, locally and globally, to the awareness, knowledge and protection of the marine wildlife found in Mozambique. From writing 'Code of Conduct' for swimming with whale sharks to scientific publication, All Out Africa Marine Research Centre continues to grow in it's influence.
The next step is for local capacity-building: To get marine biology educated Mozambicans under the water, collecting data, learning, teaching, inspiring and influencing fellow Mozambicans, from fishers to governmental level, in the ways of marine conservation of their pristine environment.
This project is to purchase diving equipment, PADI diving courses and a living stipend to keen Mozambican candidates with an education in a marine-related subject. Moreover, it is to equip them with the knowledge, confidence and platform to make a difference in the marine conservation in their own country.
The opportunities include (but are certainly not limited to);
Currently, this fundraiser has purchased the equivalent of a mask for a Mozambican student of marine science to learn how to dive.
THANKYOU to our donors thus far - let's keep going to get our first student learning English and get them underwater!
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