Thursday, January 10, 2008

Kayak Revolution

The timing was perfect: when I sent out invitations for the Presentations on Greenlandstyle kayaking in Alphen, Stef and Monique returned a mail about the "Kayaks to Schools" project. A fantastic opportunity to give something in return to the people that invented seakayaking. You can support this project by making a donation on the Kayak Revolution.

In the Kayaks to Schools project, kayaks are delivered to as many village schools as possible in remote areas of Greenland. The first aim is to support schools in Appilatoq (Cape Farewell) and Isertoq (East Coast), total about 50 children.
The hunting villages in Greenland are the poorest areas of the country. Poverty leads to cultural erosion and kayaking as a living part of our culture is coming to an end. This project brings traditional equipment and training to some of the worst off villages, in the hope that cultural appreciation fosters self esteem in the young. Help to give a little back to the people of the kayak!
Each school receives 4 youth sized and one adult size Learning Curve Kayak, together with necessary gear and teacher training, to BCU standards. The qajaqs are built in Greenland in the workshop of Baldvin Kristjansson. Of course all equipment is supplied at raw cost.

Do I need to say more?

1 comment:

Michael said...

A marvelous idea, Hans! Thanks for letting us know about it!