SURF & YOUTHS

Ocean education & SURF THERAPY

(LONDON, APRIL 2019)

We teamed up with The Wave Project and pulled up a great event with the best vibes! Ocean education & surf therapy, networking, laughing, getting creative and inspired! We took the books fresh out the printer and talked a bit about our journey.

The Wave Project started to take in referrals for young people from the Southwark borough. Free Therapeutic Surf Courses for disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, aged 8-21, who are at risk of social isolation or mental health issues. We are working now to bring ocean education to their Surf Therapy programme.

All photos by Federico Rivas Barbi / federivas@yahoo.com

 

KAIMILOA PROJECT

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We want children and youth to strengthen their bonds with the ocean.

Driven by curiosity, they are encouraged to explore how nature keeps the environment in balance and also allows us to surf.

By recognizing that we all have the power to generate a positive impact on marine environment and between one another, youngsters will take responsibility for their actions.

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In early 2018, we started running ocean education workshops in partnership with PUKAS SURF ESKOLA - San Sebastian (Basque Country). The workshops are hosted at the Pukas-Hurley Surf Club.

 
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Children and youth connect their own experiences with natural and environmental sciences. They dive into topics such as the swell formation in storm centres thousands of kilometres away, the different seabeds that affect the waves we surf, and the admirable diversity of marine life along the coasts.

We offer content studied in depth and supervised by specialists from different areas such as Oceanography, Marine Biology and Meteorology. We created an innovative platform to make accessible all this dispersed and sometimes very technical knowledge while having fun.  

This integral educational plan centred in the participant (child or youngster) goes far beyond the classical surfing lesson.  

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"When children can relate what they learn to their own experiences, their interest in life awakens, their memory is activated, and what they learn is made their own"

Rudolf Steiner

THE BOOK

KAIMILOA book shares the same knowledge and vibes as the workshops. Aimed at surf stoked children and their families, it will also become a resource for any surf school hoping to generate an integral education plan.

You can find out more about the project in our successfully funded Kickstarter campaign.

We printed the book in the Basque Country and will start shipping on April 2019.

If you would like to buy the book please complete the contact form in this page or send us an email at kaimiloaproject@gmail.com.

More about the book:

  • hardcover book with matte lamination and 120 colour pages full of stoke. 

  • Book size: 20.6 x 22 cm.

  • High quality thick paper build to last (uncoated offset paper, 140 gsm), 100% sourced from sustainable forestry for your peace of mind.

  • Printed in the Basque Country. Printing it locally will give us a better control over it. 

About the creators:

Author & Editor/ Andrés Cosarinsky Campos

Art Director & Illustrator / Inês Fonseca

Andrés and Inês have worked hard for the complementarity and not redundant use of text and images to boost the main narrative and the children's imagination. The result is a book that is engaging for all ages. Each spread leads the eye around in a way that the younger ones will be able to appreciate and enjoy the book focusing on captivating illustrations and titles, while children from around 7 years old onwards will be able to get deeper into more informative texts to boost their curiosity. We know children open books in any page and also read from back to front. We made sure that any page they might open will be self-sustaining and enjoyable. We also believe a great children’s book is actually a great book for all ages, so we really believe it will become a great family book!


ABOUT us

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ANDRéS COSARINSKY CAMPOS

CONTENT CREATOR

Studied Film and Sound Design at the University of Buenos Aires. He is the author of a book that forms part of the national reading program of Mexico, which triggers children's curiosity about nature and weather in an easy, original and fun way.

He is an independent learner driven by curiosity. His craft focuses on extracting the essence of complex topics from natural sciences and relate it to the real world of children and young people.

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MARíA KÖLLIKER FRERS

PROJECT MANAGER

Worked in digital & creative advertising for a decade. Focusing on project management and brand strategy, she managed to reach and interact with a wide range of audiences.

Eager to engage with purpose-driven projects that look for innovative solutions to transform the lives and behaviours of the communities for the better, with a positive impact on the environment.

 
 
 

CONTACT US

We would like to hear from you and connect to boost ideas on behalf of ocean education & marine health.

Send us an email to kaimiloaproject@gmail.com or complete the following form.

If you want to buy our KAIMILOA book, please also complete this form.

 
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