Social Project based in Tarrafal, Cape Vert. The mission of this project is to share with local youngsters the learning of sports on the sea and to create awareness to environmental matters, with special focus on the seafront protection.
The Kabungo Surf School Project is looking for funding to help to build a space for the school and to equip it according with the needs of the work done by Kabungo. We aim to send the material that is needed to guarantee the quality of surf, bodyboard and swimming classes as well as materials for the infrastructure of the building which will give to this school, a chance to improve and disseminate best practices for the environment and to promote more sustainable ways of living in a community. Even though the main goal of the infrastructure is to use local resources, for economic matters, the wood for the structure will be carried from Portugal since it is cheaper. Due to Kabungo's network, related with his surf practice, the project was able to collect more than 20 surfboards and other nautic material to classes.
After the end of phase one of the project (collection of the surfboards), it was needed to create this social campaign to fund the transportation of the material to its final destination.
The construction of an infrastructure for the surf school is urgent and necessary, so the project can keep existing and evolving. The Surf School will be located in Ponta de Atum, a good please for surf, and it will have around 300square meters.
Tarrafal is a city of fishers and sea related activities. Apart from this reality, the community is moving away from the sea due to the fear it has from it. The Kabungo Surf School tries to work along with the community to disrupt with this reality, surpassing those fears through the contact with the sea by swimming classes, and by sharing knowledge on how to protect people's best resource of living.
About the author
Edson Borges (named as Kabungo in the surf world) was born and raised in Tarrafal, in Santiago island, Cape Vert. With 25 years old Edson met and fell in love by surf; through some contact with surfers passing in Tarrafal, along with his effort and natural skill for the sport, he was able to conquer many national as international trophies. Decided to share this passion to other people, Kabungo shares surf with youngsters of Tarrafal, using this sport as a platform to teach for social competencies and environmental awareness through his own school.
The school has already 13 years old, and lives mostly from Kabungo's will and persistance. The school fundamentals are to provide new ways of seeing the sea, improving the relation between it and the locals through awareness activities for seafront protection as rubbish collection at the beach after school. In terms of social competences, the school aims to share and to give to young people the opportunity to have discipline, effort, resilience; all the competences are surfing principles and are of extreme importance for the growth of peoples' development.
Kabungo's contribution to its community through this social project, is to promote the discovery of its natural resources and give to young people and children a possibility to foster a healthy and happy growth in harmony with their surroundings.
Budget and due dates
Phase 1: Project presentation and sports fundraising material (March to November 2019)
Phase 2: Project presentation and creation of the writing proposal for PPL funding (transportation between Portugal and Cape Vert) - November 2019. Writing Proposal for the second stage of funding for the wood needed for the school infrastructure - January 2020
Phase 3: Project presentation and launch of the first funding campaign - December 2019 and January 2020; Project presentation of the 2nd stage of the funding - February and March 2020
Phase 4: Project presentation (new photos) + rewards delivery to the people who contributed (December 2019 to February 2020)
Phase 5: Project presentation + gather all the fundraised material + logistics and transportation from Portugal to Cape Vert - April 2020 and June 2020
Sea Transportation: 2000 euros
Ground transportation between cities (Praia and Tarrafal): 600 euros
Rent a car to gather and transport to the port the fundraised material: 50 euros / day / day (1 day)
PPL + VAT 5% commission costs
Payment commission costs of 2.5% + VAT