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.

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.

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Volunteer Applications are open now!

Please join us in Guinjata Bay, Mozambique next year by entering your details below and start your SwimTayka Volunteer application. Once you get in touch, we will send you more details about what’s involved so you can then decide if this is the right project for you to be involved with. Do bear in mind though, that volunteer positions are limited to a small select team for each year, so don’t leave it too long to decide.

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.

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.

Volunteer Applications are open now!

Find out more about the Mozambique 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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