We aim to raise £15,000 to support Waves for Change South Africa annually. Become an activist and help us hit this target!

By fusing the rush of surfing with mind/body therapy, W4C provides a child-friendly mental health service to vulnerable and differently-abled youth living in under-resourced communities.

Through access to these safe spaces, caring mentors, and weekly Surf Therapy, Waves for Change kids build the skills to cope with stress, regulate behaviour, build healing relationships and make positive life choices.

Waves for Change has won multiple international awards for its innovative health education and skills training programmes.

We support the training of Waves for Change coaches - all previously unemployed young adults from the townships, as well as key equipment purchases to keep kids on the beach every day. If you would like to help us reach this goal, become an activist, spread the word and help us fundraise.

In addition, your donation will contribute to our continued learning and knowledge-sharing to a growing, global network of surfing communities in the developing world. 

Thank you!

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    Edward Poynter

    £300 raised

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    Bertie Conibear

    £245 raised

3 Fundraiser projects


  1. Jamie Marshall

    1 December 2020

  2. Jon Urquidi Ferreira

    3 February 2020

  3. Anonymous donation

    2 September 2017

53 Donations

Fundraiser projects

3 Fundraiser projects

I am raising funds for Friends of Isiqalo UK

By Jessie Ayles

South Africa has the 4th highest record of femicide in the world. Murders have been rising every ...

0% Completed
£0 raised
£2,250 Target

Paddling the Thames in support of surf therapy

By Bertie Conibear

The Isiqalo Foundation uses Surf Therapy to improve resilience and alleviate trauma in vulnerable...

49% Completed
£245 raised
£500 Target

Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race 2013

By Edward Poynter

Isiqalo's 'Waves for Change'(W4C) project is a pioneering HIV education and Lifeskills programme....

60% Completed
£300 raised
£500 Target