Surfers Not Street Children are a surfing team with a difference. They are all ex- homeless street children from Durban, South Africa who were empowered to leave the streets through surfing.
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Surfers Not Street Children
- Surfers Not Street Children are a surfing team with a difference. They are all ex- homeless street children from Durban, South Africa who were empowered to leave the streets through surfing. They also rip! The team is Ntando Msibi (16), Sihle Mbuto (21), Lucky Nozisali (24), Andile Zulu (21) and Xolani Mdunge (20) who have partnered with Tom Hewitt MBE, a street children campaigner for over 20 years and a committed surfers and SUP competitor. The team is committed to advocacy around the global phenomenon of street children and inspiring other children, who find themselves living on the streets, to recognise their full potential. The team promotes the idea of fusing high intensity sports and activities such as surfing with psychosocial services that most street children need in order to transform their lives. They travel around the world meeting with street children, giving surfing demos, sharing their incredible stories and supporting the organisations working directly with the children in those areas. Surfers Not Street Children is also committed to changing the way that society perceives and treats street children globally. The team has inspired people across South Africa and in the UK in 2013 and will be meeting with street children in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Angola and Mozambique in 2014. For more info, visit www.tomhewitt.org.