On Thursday July 4th The Newquay Activity Centre instructors went for a boogie with 3 boys from South Africa that once lived on the street for almost 8 years. Our budding bodyboard instructors were raring to go in some chunky 3ft conditions but it was safe to say the South African boys showed us how it’s done! Fortunately the boys have now moved away from street life with thanks to the Amos trust. The Amos Trust promotes justice and hope for forgotten communities, it works with a network of community projects from around the world to raise awareness of, and provide support to responses that address the route causes of injustice and poverty. In this case Amos worked with these young adults helping them channel their old addictions into surfing. 'When I surf I feel like I am flying, I am far above street life.' Khotso age 15. After and awesome session we all sat down for a well deserved BBQ and beer and watched the sun sink down over the sea at Fistral. The evening was organised at Newquay Surf Lifesaving Club. If you would like to make a donation or find out more about the Amos Trust, please visit their website; www.amostrust.org and help this brilliant life changing project.
- September 13, 2013