CapeTownMagazine.com

Cape Town NGO gains recognition at Laureus awards

We'll get through this. CapeTownTogether
Follow our social channels for useful news,
daily local champions + find moments of joy
 
+27(0)72 350 2062
Ideas Cartel - 113 Loop Street
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Cape Town NGO gains recognition at Laureus awards

Waves for Change makes a difference at international sporting awards

Last Update 01 March 2017

Waves for Change is a Cape Town based NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) which uses surf-therapy to aid in helping violent-prone communities. The organization was founded by Ashoka Fellow Tim Conibear in Masiphumelele township in 2011, and has had a far bigger impact than initially expected.

Local community members, Aphish Tshetsha and Bongani Ndlovu have provided vital assistance to the NGO by filling the gap that Cape Town's most violent communities face in terms of primary care and emotional support for vulnerable young adults.

Surfing was found to offer therapeutic benefits which improved those affected by violent and poverty stricken conditions. The extra social support which was required was provided by the Wave For Change coaches.

Waves For Change has an award-winning programme which focuses on merging elements for Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Humanistic therapy and Surfing to improve the overall well-being and emotional stability of young people in problem areas.

The programme had an initial reach of 10 children and has now expanded to reach over 400 children, teachers and parents annually. It is therefore no surprise that the surf therapy organization was recently recognised internationally in the Sport for Good category at the 2017 Laureus Awards held in Monaco.  

By Tarina Meiring 

STAY TUNED AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE INFORMATION

---

The Mother City is fast developing so to keep you clued up; we’ve rounded up some of the hottest latest additions to Cape Town in our New Restaurants and Hot Spots overview. Discover it

---

Check out the possible future plans for the unfinished highways in Cape Town. While you're at it have a look at the MyCiti Bus artworks which are now available on e-book. 

---

See how the City of Cape Town gave over 1million people access to internet with fibre-optics. Also check out when the Mother City became the e-commerce hub of South Africa

---

Check out the MyCiti Bus artworks which are now available on e-book. 

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smart phone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City!

Cape Town Events Calendar
May 2020
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31

Marcia Moon tribute show Relive the ‘80s with SA folk singer ...

She’ll be singing all the top songs from the ’80s along with a few originals

Pia's Pop up marketDon’t miss a four-day market ...

Stock your winter cupboard up from an exclusively curated collection

Virtual bridal fairDon’t cancel your wedding, plan it ...

Get your wedding back on track and attend a virtual bridal fair

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips