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Empower Solomon Islands Youth #sponsorshipcampaign – Part 2

In case you missed the awesome news, with your help and support we were able to train 105 local Solomon Islands Youth (60% female) at the end of Jan, 2021!

You can continue to sponsor your youth or contribute via our ClicknDonate fundraiser campaign to help us continue the work we have started with our amazing youth in 2020. As our borders remain closed, we want to ensure our youth continue to dive and train…. It will be near impossible for our youth to afford this, we will work with our sponsors, partners, ambassadors and guests to ensure our youth stays active in diving.

This is how you can help! Do something good during this lingering #COVID19 crisis!

1.  Donate via our dedicated Dive Munda ClicknDonate project page here

  1. Simplypick any one of the projects below and let us know in what way you want to participate via the Get involved now link below.

SOME OF THE INCREDIBLE INITIATIVES WE WILL START ON 1 APRIL WITH YOUR HELP: 

  • Work with a group of 12 local girls certified under phase 1 to start off theMunda plastic recyclingproject, making arts and crafts for sale from the rubbish and plastic collected in and around Munda (above and below the water). We have already partnered and secured some funding from PlasticWise Solomon Islands to help launch the training component of this project.
  • We will work with a group of 15 local Munda certified youth to spearhead ourcoral restoration andrehabilitation program started last year. With your help, we will start with the SSI Coral ID Ecological course certification component during closed borders. Practical training will commence once borders re-open and we can bring expertise from abroad in to help us further expand our existing coral nursery at Alice in Wonderland Reef and add another coral nursery at Sosu Hite Reef. We also invite you to visit us on the other side of all of this as we launch our “volunteerism” program to help plant, maintain and grow our coral restoration gardens.
  • With your donation, we will embark uponmonthly beach and underwater clean-up diveswith our youth to give them more dive experience in a safe, controlled environment under instructor supervision whilst doing something good! Making a difference in our communities and in our ocean as a SSI Blue Oceans Centre.
  • We want to train as many youth as possible to complete theSSI Advance Adventurer certification course.We will offer this course at the same special subsidized rate of $250 AUD per certification. You can sponsor any one of our youth that certified under phase 1 or you can again work with your own youth sponsored under phase 1 to get more dive education and training. We have already received 10 sponsorships for the Advance Adventured course and we are starting early April! 

Click here for Scuba Diver ANZ issue 31

 

Adrian Stacey
Adrian Stacey
Scuba Diver ANZ Editor, Adrian Stacey, first learned to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 24 years ago. Since then he has worked as a dive instructor and underwater photographer in various locations around the world including, Egypt, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Saba. He has now settled in Australia, back to where his love of diving first began.
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