At Sealand we have a heart for giving. Giving back to our planet, giving back to our people and now giving back to the community. GIVE is Sealand's first giveback initiative in partnership with Sentinel Ocean Alliance (SOA).
SOA was founded to create Ocean based opportunities for the youth of Hout Bay. They aim to teach Basic Ocean and environmental skills to previously disadvantaged youth from the Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu communities. Using Lifesaving, surfing, the Waves for Change programme and their Parley Ocean School, they hope to give the kids in these communities opportunities to better their lives and the lives of their family’s, introducing them to the Ocean Economy.
They have established a safe space where kids from these communities can safely learn, play and find future economic opportunities through the ocean. Whether it is from surfing, Lifesaving, mentorship or education about the environment, they want everyone to feel welcome and safe. They want people to come down and be inspired by the ocean and for those individuals to have a place of refuge.
Now, through the GIVE initiative, for every R1 500 that is spent, we GIVE an upcycled school bag to an SOA student as a way of both giving back to the community, but also using our unique skillset to create bags that continue to keep waste out of landfill, an almost perfect representation of the way of life that SOA is teaching their ocean warriors to live.
We continue to thank you for your tremendous support and brand love, because of it, we are able to extend this generosity to those around us.
The Sealand Crew