Get ready for a life-changing and beautiful adventure to Itacare in Bahia, Brazil

Please join us in April – May 2020 along with our local partner ETIV do Brasil in the beautiful fishing village of Itacare, Southern Bahia. This unique area of tropical rainforest meets the Atlantic Ocean with beautiful beaches, jungles, waterfalls and wildlife all around. Located in the North-Eastern region of Brazil, Bahia has a deep Afro-Brazilian culture famous for its unique art, music, dance and traditions including Capoeira and Samba.

We are so happy to return in 2020 for SwimTayka’s third annual project in beautiful Itacare.  This programme runs for two months from April to May working in collaboration with local partner and NGO, ETIV do Brasil. This exciting programme will provide swimming lessons, drowning prevention and environmental water stewardship courses. Volunteer applications are now open, so if you would like to find out more, please complete the online form below.

In 2020, we aim to bring on board over 100 children from Itacare to complete the Swim Tayka program. The long-term goal is to create a self-sustaining swimming programme up and running by the Itacare community. We will then reach out to other local communities in the area building relationships for future exchanges and swimming projects, expanding the positive impact throughout the entire coastal area of Bahia.

Volunteer Applications are open now!

Please join us in Itacare, Brazil next year by entering your details below and start your SwimTayka Volunteer application. Volunteer positions are limited to a small select team for each project, so it’s a good idea to apply as soon as the project application opens. Once you get in touch, we can tell you more about what’s involved so you can then decide if you want to be a SwimTayka Volunteer.

We are also looking for much-needed equipment for these incredibly deserving children. If you, your family or swim club can donate any swimming costumes, wetsuits, goggles, whistles or flotation devices - get in touch by sending us your details on the above section too.

 

Itacare

Please join us with our partner ETIV do Brasil in beautiful Itacare, Bahia; where the tropical rainforest meets the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches, jungles, waterfalls and wildlife abound. Bahia is located in the North Eastern region of Brazil and has a deep Afro-Brazilian culture that is famous for its unique art, music, dance and traditions including Capoeira and Samba.

Language Requirement

We strongly recommend volunteers with little or no knowledge of the Portuguese language take lessons every day in the weeks before departing for Brasil. Not many people in Bahia speak English, so it is essential volunteers learn at least basic if not intermediate Portuguese before arrival. This skill also improves the safety of our program for the children you will be teaching.

Volunteer Applications are open now!

Find out more about the Itacare programme and how you can get involved by entering your details below and start your SwimTayka Volunteer application.

Remember, volunteer positions are limited so do contact us now if you are interested.

We are also looking for much-needed equipment for these incredibly deserving children. If you, your family or swim club can donate any swimming costumes, wetsuits, goggles, whistles or flotation devices - get in touch by sending us your details on the above section too.

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