Ocean Blue Adventures works closely with the community of Qolweni
The funds raised through theatre performances, township tours and a percentage of Ocean Blue Adventures turnovers get utilized to pay teachers salaries and towards the maintenance of the Qolweni crèche to allow all children the opportunity for education they deserve. This allows their moms to seek employment knowing their children are well looked after and fed. The trust also creates jobs by employing teachers for the crèche, currently the crèche has a principal and 5 teachers looking after 188 children. Ocean Blue is now in the process of building another classroom to accommodate more children, bringing our number of class rooms to four.
Ocean Blue understands that Community Development and Upliftment is a very important aspect of implementing our ideals – that being, Realistic and Marine Mammal conservation. Therefore we chose to work to gather with the most disadvantaged sector of our community through the formation of the Qolweni Community Development Trust.