Get Ready For A Life-Changing And Beautiful Adventure To Itacare In Bahia, Brazil

Please join us in April – May 2021 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 2021 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.

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.

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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
  • Full SwimTayka uniform
  • Equipment donations
  • 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 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.