The youth of Robertsport want a better tomorrow. A tomorrow where fishing isn't their only option for employment. A tomorrow where they can learn and grow and share their passion for the ocean with others. Universal Outreach and dedicated organizations and individuals are partnering with them on an economic development initiative that will create a hub for all surf and ocean-bound activities in Robertsport and propel surf tourism forward in Liberia.
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Homebase of Surf Tourism
See the site of the new Surf Club economic development initiative in Robertsport, Liberia. Soon to be home to all surf tourism activities in Capemount county, Liberia. The youth in Robertsport have a passion for surfing and a vision for the future - all they need is an opportunity to bring their dream to life.
Thanks to Cross Culture Care, Arthur Bourbon and other private donors, the retail centre, water tower, washrooms restaurant and surfclub house have been funded. Funding for a water well and camping platforms is ongoing. Get involved now by contributing to the completion of these facilities then book a trip and come surf!
There are a number of initiatives taking place to ensure the youth in Robertsport have the skills needed to bring their vision to fruition. You can get involved by supporting one of these life-changing opportunities for a young person in Robertsport. See below for ways to give.
Help fund the infrastructure
$250 - Your gift will go towards the construction of camping platforms
$500 - Your gift will go towards a well for clean water on the property.
Give the gift of life-saving training
$1,000 - Help a young adult become certified by the International Surf Association in its International Surf Instructors Program. Trainers from the ISA will come to Liberia to conduct the program. $20,000 is needed to train the group of 20 people.
$250 - Provide access to a surf therapy program for a youth in need for one year. $6,000 is needed to run this program for one year.
$150 - Help a young person become a lifeguard. Training will be hosted by the Liberian Coastguard, $3,000 in needed to train the group of 20 people.
Provide a scholarship for hospitality training or business acumen
$1,200 - Scholarship for one person to attend hospitality school, includes fees, accommodation, transportation and living allowance.
$750 - Scholarship for one person to attend a business start-up program includes fees, transportation, accommodation, phone and data for online learning.
Gift a capital cost startup item for the rental business
$800 Buy a canoe for canoe tours
$500 Beginner Surfboard for rental business
$300 Tent for campground
$100 Hiking kit for tours
$70 Snorkelling kit for rental business
$60 Rash guards
$50 Surf Leash
$20 Surf Wax
The surf is up in West Africa and there is plenty of room in the line-up. Join Landis Wyatt and Kent Bubbs from Universal Outreach for an evening of surf films from Liberia and Sierra Leone. You’ll see the beauty of these Atlantic coast waves and learn about the vision Liberia’s youth have for building a global surfing community. Sliding Liberia and Big Wata will be shown plus candid footage with Liberia’s leading surfers.
This event is for people 19 years and older. VIFF Vancity Theatre requires proof of vaccination to enter the theatre and masks are manditory.
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