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Exploring Cape Town

As part of the Gap Year South Africa Program we ensure that you have the chance to explore all of the best destinations in Cape Town and for The Swiss Medical Student Volunteers it was no different.

Doctors within South African Boarders

“Our first experience of the Hospital was quite an eye opener. False Bay hospital is so different in so many ways to the hospitals in Switzerland.

We are 4 medical students from the University of Geneva and we have come to South Africa to complete a Community Immersion Project.

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It is awesome to be a part of global wave called Surf Therapy. What Gap Year South Africa are doing with Ubuntu Surf School is very much aligned with just that and aim to improve the lives of children - one wave at a time πŸ™‚ ...

Welcome to the @Intlsurftherapy facebook page. The International Surf Therapy Organization promotes understanding, shares best practice and advocates excellence in surf therapy. It is our goal to provide more people access to safe surf therapy programs globally, and establish surf therapy as a standard form of care. This page will keep you updated with all the amazing work that surf therapy programs across the globe achieve. We will share the latest surf therapy news; keep you posted with when and where surf therapy events are taking place; and inform you with all the latest findings and research connected to surf therapy. The International Surf Therapy Organization is a collective of the world’s leading surf therapy programs, influencers and researchers. We invite you to join the surf therapy movement and share this page with friends and family. Working together we will promote the true power of surf therapy - its unique ability to positively impact mental and physical wellbeing, and ultimately change lives for the better. A Walk On Water Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation KIND SURF Surfers Healing Wave Project Wave by Wave Waves for Change Waves of Wellness Foundation Surf Industry Manufacturers Association Comic Relief Laureus World Surf League Dr. Wallace J Nichols: Changing conversations for good.

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Beach clean up this weekend for those of you who can get involved and help make the water a little more enjoyable again. It's been very very dirty as a result of many years of pollution and litter. Our marine life is suffering and its our responsibility to clean it up. #betterlifeforall ...

Surfers Corner beach clean-up 8am Sat 18 Nov

November 18, 2017, 8:00am - November 18, 2017, 11:00am

Guidelines on cleaning the intertidal zone at the Corner: We have been cleaning the intertidal zone at Muizenberg Corner every new moon since March 2015. The upper sandy shore/grass fringe is NOT part of the intertidal zone; we only want to collect litter from the rocky area that is usually under water when the tide is high. Here are some tips on how to collect the litter you may find: 1. Get your eyes tuned into looking for unnatural objects – you'd be amazed at how you can overlook the plastic trapped between the rocks – particularly the transparent bits. 2. Plastic bags tend to get trapped between the rocks and are filled with sand. Please try to dig bags out without tearing them. This requires more patience and time but is ultimately rewarding – sit on your haunches and dig in! 3. If you find anything unnatural in an anemone please remove it and keep it in a separate container or pocket to be added to the anemone ingestion pile at the end. We have been scoring the pieces of plastic we find in them separately. 4. Try to wash out the sand and remove most living plants and animals that have settled on the plastic/glass/paper/clothing surface you collect. 5. If in doubt, ask an old hand!

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Thank you to all of our @ubuntusurfschool sponsors and supporters for helping us to purchase these awesome kiddies wetsuits

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How did you see the world when you were just a child? Who did you think you were before the world began to make you believe who you should be? What was in your heart when all you did was play? What if you could see yourself today, as you did when you were just a child?

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After care on Tuesday and Thursday has us racking our brains for fun and educational activities that we can teach to kids between 4-7 years old. We start with song and dance and almost always end up drawing on something once the craft is complete. It is such fun... come and join us next year and bring some fresh ideas with you.

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