The Kitesurfing Outreach Project is an incentive program for the kids to do well at school and home. Children are selected to take part in the program, are first taught to swim by the volunteers, and later receive kitesurfing lessons from the volunteer and a professional kitesurfing instructor.
Volunteers receive 12 hours of kitesurfing lessons from an IKO certified instructor.
The volunteer and child are able to take their kitesurfing lessons at the same time. Once the volunteer has completed their hours, they can mentor the child further in swimming, beach kite-flying or kitesurfing.
- Teach a child to swim and kitesurf at one of the top 5 kitesurfing destinations in the world
- Learn how to kitesurf while giving a child an opportunity to learn with you
- This project is very flexible, giving you the choice of the hours and amount of hours to work
- You can join in on any other volunteer projects at no extra cost
- Volunteers receive 12 hours lessons which should be enough to get their IKO certificate
- This project is very flexible. The hours and amount of hours worked is determined by the volunteer.
- If volunteers want, they can also be involved in any of the other projects on days when there are no lessons (school days & days with no wind). The volunteer will need to have basic level of fitness and swimming skills
Project starts: every Monday
Location: Blaauwberg/Table View, Cape Town
Minimum duration: 2 weeks
The program is run only on Saturdays or school holidays. The volunteers and children in the program receive 12 hours of kitesurfing lessons, after which the volunteers help the children with swimming, kite flying or kitesurfing practice. On bad weather days or days when the children are at school, volunteers can either join in on one of the other volunteer programs or spend the time enjoying the sites and activities Cape Town has to offer.
- Police clearance
- Minimum age of 16
- Basic level of competency in English
- Copy of return flight itinerary
- Volunteer's ability to swim and medium level of fitness
- Shared rooms sleeping 2 - 4
- Communal lounge and kitchen
- Dormitories sleeping 4 - 10
- This can be upgraded to private rooms
Volunteers will receive 3 meals a day. These include:
- Breakfast: self help breakfast of cereals, fruit, yogurt, toast & spreads
- Lunch: self help lunch of breads, fruit, cold meats & spreads
- Dinner: a hot meal will be served every night. These range from a traditional BBQ, stews, casseroles, fresh vegetable etc.
- Tea and coffee will be available all day
- All dinners will include a meat, starch and vegetable
- A generous amount of food will always be given so no one will go hungry
- All other drinks will be at own expense
- A refrigerator is available for volunteer’s personal food
Important reminder: Participants must advise SAVE of their dietary needs
- Volunteers will be met at Cape Town International airport and taken to their program
- On project days the volunteers will be transported by private car or mini bus. The vehicles are roadworthy and have all relevant licenses and liability insurance
- Airport pick up
- Orientation and welcome BBQ
- Three meals a day
- 12 hours of kitesurfing lessons
- Weekly Social Events
- Transport to and from the program
- 24 hour support and supervisor on project
- Donation to the NPO to assist with programs
- Certificate of appreciation
Project wish list
- Kitesurfing kites