Thursday, June 28, 2007

Yippie, we found a mentor for the Team SA!

In the last week we were busy to to look for a mentor for the Team SA - and we were successful!

Bettina Kabutz, 26, from Sea Point, Cape Town will join the team on their trip. Bettina is THE perfect mentor. She studied psychology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and has ample experience in youth work. She is a founding member of the Trinity International Project, where one of the team members is recruited from. Currently Bettina is on a sabbatical year in the UK. But that dosen't keep her from supporting youth work in South Africa and to be part of such an exciting project.

Thank you Bettina for your support and commitment! We are looking forward to working with you! Keep up the good work!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Join Team SA to Europe!

Just 31 days till Team SA will leave for Europe and the exitment rises.

For the rest of the month of June team members are busy doing their own fundraising and of course for those in school focusing on midyear exams. During this time team members are also asked to come to Cape Windjammers offices to get their own email address to do some individual tasks in preparation of the Tall Ships Race and to receive a personal feedback on how they have performed thus far in the process.

In the meantime, we are still looking for additional sponsorships for the team as well as for a self paid mentor, who will join the Team SA on their trip to Europe. The mentor will help the team to represent South Africa during the voyage and us to document the voyage and its impact on the youth.

Ever dreamed to be a "Pirate of the Carribean" and step into the footprints of Jonny Deep? This is your chance! Become a member of the national Team!

Contact us now for both mentoring and sponsorship opportunities: or

Or click here for a quick donate:
That button links you to the Greater Good SA website, which offers an online donation facility. Please use 'Tall Ships Race' as a reference!

Monday, June 11, 2007

3. Preparation Workshop - Besingazi Ngokusiyazi

We had an adventurous day today!
It was somewhat of a knowledge cram. Thanks to Ulf Kaschl (visitor of Germany and biology teacher, who already visited us two weeks ago) for imparting his knowledge on ocean currents and marine life, particular in South Africa.

We adventured out to Granger Bay Beach looking at Kelp and other animals that live in the sea, but also at waste and litter spoiling Cape Town's precious coastal enviroments. Did you know that a turtle dies when it confuses a plastic bag with a jelly fish?

Furthermore we made our way to the Two Oceans Aquarium ( where we went around looking at the different creatures and also talked about the Great White Shark - its behaviour, habitat and its supposed danger to human life (here you find more information on the Great White Shark We also witnessed the feeding of the fish predators at 3 p.m.

Cherish every opportunity you get in life.
"Besingazi Ngokusiyazi." - (We never knew, now we know.)

Sakhe and Sarah, 09.06.2007

Our sincerest thanks to the Two Oceans Aquarium for sponsoring this visit! This was a great opportunity for the Team SA to come in close touch with Cape Town's underwater world. Keep up the good work! Very special thanks also to Ulf Kaschl, Biology teacher at the State School for Gifted Children in Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany ( for preparing this sessions! It was a great pleasure working with you - come back soon!

Monday, June 04, 2007

2. Preparation Workshop - Alles is nog duidelik!

Today we met at the Cape Windjammers offices in Woodstock. 'We' as Team SA were there (incl. the back up team) and we had another guest, Saira Dittrich (a visitor to SA from Germany and a friend of the CWET team).

We practiced interaction games - the game we found most attractive is 'Tomorrow' in Xhosa 'uNgomso'. Furthermore we collected more information on the Tall Ships' Race to practice our presentation for fundraising e.g. at radio stations. Saira acted as a radio DJ! We also had a report back of the tasks that had to be done by each team member for the fundraising. At the end of the day we got more input on blog and logbook writing - and as you can see we are also practicing it. This workshop prepared us for life aboard the Europa.
"Alles is nog duidelik!" - (Everything is still going well!)

Theo and Daphné, 02.06.2007