Outdoors recreation project uplifts youngsters

Instilling a love of nature in youngsters as part of developing life skills and self-esteem.

Summit4Purpose is a new outdoor education project growing from the streetschool “Little Smarties’’ in the region of Macassar.

The older children, the “Smart-teens”, will be tackling monthly outdoor challenges to further support this very disadvantaged and challenged youth and develop their life skills, self esteem and a greater awareness and enjoyment of the stunning biodiversity of our region.

What’s a very big part of this project is encouraging members of the public to join them on these walks, as a sense of Ubuntu and inspiring a brighter future for all.

Challenge One on Saturday April 9 had phenomenal support with a volunteer group of diverse cultures, backgrounds and ages from 11 to 88, including many pupils of local schools Somerset House and Somerset College, an inspiring teacher from the region of Delft and members of the hiking group U3A.

As part of this project’s community service aspect each challenge will also support and create awareness of another community in need. This Saturday the SmartTeens invited along Chris Bradley, a fit and young octogenarian, who is so inspirational, and they walked a part of his 700km “Walk for courage”, a campaign to raise funds for a children’s home in the Eastern Cape.

For more information on Summit4Purpose, follow on Facebook @togetheragainstcovid.Soap4Safety, or contact project organiser Dr Bryony May by WhatsApp on 071 293 8964.