Ocean Art Sundays
With a mission to inspire and empower, this is a cost-free extra curricular program for coastal village children from economically underprivileged backgrounds. Our focus is to teach these children about the fragile ecosystems that surround their island homes and why they should care for it. Keeping away from their regular school curriculum, we use the outdoors as their classroom, where they explore and interact with their natural surroundings, and learn through practical experience. We also teach them to swim, snorkel and dive. All three of these physical activities involve an active engagement with the ecosystem and lets the children have a more personal connection with it.

This program has been conducted for the last three years at our base in Chidiyatapu, with children from three local villages attending.

This year Ocean Art Sundays has expanded in its reach. ReefWatch with the support of a local government school, conducted a similar yet shorter condensed version of this program with the middle school children of Neil island as a summer camp.