Project Goal: $475.00 Financed: $451.46 Missing: $23.30
Kovalam Surf Club motivates kids from surrounding villages to get off the streets and into school by offering them free surf lessons but simultaneously strictly enforcing a “no school – no surfing” policy.
With 350€, the club can buy an insurance for about 30 kids for one year. The insurance covers everything that might happen in and out of the water in their free time.
Kovalam Surf Club is a project that originated from Sebastian Indian Social Projects. The motivation behind the club is to get kids and young adults off the street and onto the surfboard.
Most people in the Kovalam area are poor and a majority of the local youth drops out of school to earn a little money and often spends their time on the streets with no perspective for their future life. Only who regularly goes to school and puts effort in their education is allowed to take free surfing lessons and be a part of the surf club. This serves as motivation for these kids to actively work towards a better future for themselves.
The school depends on donated equipment (surfboards, leaches, wetsuits etc.) since all its earnings from surf lessons to non-members go towards the SISP.
Until now the club hasn’t been able to insure its members against injuries that might occur while surfing or while spending time on playgrounds while in school. Photocircle wants to help insure about 30 kids for one year so they and their families don’t have to worry about what happens to them in case of an injury or accident.