Join Us In Mozambique To Help Teach Children To Swim

Please join us for two weeks in August 2020 along with our local partner Love the Oceans in Guinjata Bay, Mozambique.

This two weeks will be an intense swimming zero-to-hero workshop where we will teach over 200 Mozambique children.

You will also have the opportunity to relax at the beach-side base and join in with ocean activities with the PADI 5* dive centre.

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Love The Oceans

Love the Oceans is a non-profit marine conservation organisation working in Mozambique. They use research, education and diving to drive action towards a more sustainable future. Their ultimate goal is to establish a Marine Protected Area for the Inhambane Province in Mozambique, achieving higher biodiversity whilst protecting endangered species.

Love The Oceans believes in a community-led, holistic approach to conservation. Through scientific research, educational outreach and capacity-building workshops, Love The Oceans aims to facilitate the transition from current unsustainable fishing practices towards sustainable fishing supplemented by alternative livelihoods.

At Love The Oceans they use fisheries, whale, trash & coral reef research, education and scuba diving in our conservation strategy to achieve our bottom-up, community-led approach to habitat protection.

As part of Love The Oceans’s commitment to their local community, they teach Sea Safety and deliver free swimming lessons to the school children on a weekly basis. Very few Mozambicans know how to swim and learning to swim opens up new job opportunities, alleviates poverty, and fuels a passion for the ocean.

Watch this video about the current swimming programme that they have done to date, and now the programme is expanding further with your help.

Why You Will Love This Location:

Guinjata Bay is situated south of Inhambane in the Jangamo Bay area and is approximately five hundred and thirty kilometres to the north of Maputo.

Stunning beaches, wildlife, Portuguese Piri Piri flavours, amazing reefs with manta rays, massive whale Sharks along with the brilliant coloured corals.

Costs

Volunteer fundraising target donation:

Each volunteer will need to raise the target amount to be able to join a SwimTayka programme. We work out all costs for each unique project and provide you with a target donation amount to raise, which includes return air flights from your home country. The list below are all provided as part of your SwimTayka fundraising donation target:

Included in the SwimTayka Project Fund-raising:

  • Flights and/or boat from your location
  • Lodging for the duration of the project
  • In-country ground transportation
  • SwimTayka t-shirt
  • Equipment donations
  • Love the Oceans donation
  • SwimTayka donation

NOT covered by your Donation:

  • International Travellers Insurance for the duration of the project
  • Visa Fee (varies by country) click here for:
  • Optional extended travel

Language

We can provide you with self-learning lessons if you have little or no knowledge of the Portuguese language. We recommend you use these or take lessons elsewhere before departing for Mozambique, as a little knowledge is always hugely beneficial. It is not essential, just it will make it easier to work with the children.