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Support our community leadership program in Vanuatu


Sustainable Coastlines has formed a partnership with Vanuatu-based NGO Wan Smolbag to help train community leaders to run educational presentations and workshops about marine litter and coastline protection. With few current resources on marine debris and its effects on the health of local and global ecosystems, this program will instill a long-lasting educational foundation.

From 27 June – 14 July 2012 our team will be on the ground delivering educational presentations, training presenters, running coastal clean-ups with local schools and businesses and conducting workshops on essential data collection techniques to gain a greater understanding of the source of rubbish removed from local coastlines.

Our proven systems will introduce and instill important skills, knowledge and resources to help local communities look after their own coastlines now and into the future. This program will establish a framework that can be replicated and introduced in communities throughout the world that lack solid understanding of this global issue.

Through structured workshops facilitated by actors, Wan Smolbag uses drama to inform, raise awareness and encourage public discussion on a range of contemporary health, lifestyle, environment and governance issues.

We aim to learn from and incorporate into our ongoing educational work, throughout the Pacific and New Zealand, some of the inventive and culturally pertinent techniques used to such success by Wan Smolbag through their theatre style educational programs and workshops.

Support this project by donating towards materials, transportation and logistics here.