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Meet the team: Razaque Quive

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Conservation Education Marine Biology Microplastics Mozambique Nemos Pequenos Swim School Tofo Beach

How did you come to work for MMF?   I am from a small village called Chokwe in the Gaza Province that is 90 kilometers from the ocean. I went to university to get a bachelor’s degree in education and teaching. I wanted to go to university because it is one of the best ways […]

Nemos Pequenos Graduation

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Education Mozambique Nemos Pequenos Swim School

Friday morning saw a group of 45 very excited school children from two different schools, Phembane and Conguiana, gathered in a classroom to be presented with certificates by the Nemos Pequenos team. They had successfully completed the first important stage of their course: marine conservation. The children, aged 11-15, had learnt about the oceans and […]

The Rising Stars from Inhambane Province

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Conservation Education Mozambique Nemos Pequenos Swim School

By Sabrina Weiss   MMF’s flagship education program, Nemos Pequenos, aims to create a new generation of ocean guardians who have a compassionate understanding of their marine environment by teaching them how to live with and protect it. Through swimming and marine conservation lessons as well as community events, we have reached over 1,000 young […]

Nemos Pequenos: A View to the Future

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Education Mozambique Nemos Pequenos Swim School Tofo Beach Volunteer

Nemos Pequenos: A Volunteers Experience Written by Laya Polowin.   I could have chosen almost anywhere in the world to volunteer for a marine conservation program this year. I looked at every continent, seeing description after description and picture after picture of similar programs where I would “scuba dive, snorkel and explore local wildlife while […]

Promoting Sustainable Fishing through Ocean Festivals

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Conservation Education Mozambique Nemos Pequenos Swim School

By Dalila Sequeira. Located on a narrow strip of sand stretching along the coastline, with turquoise blue waters on the east and a beautiful estuary lined by mangrove trees on the west, lies Pomene, a remote picturesque village in the Inhambane Province.   I heard about this paradisiacal place when I was a little girl. […]

An Ocean Guardian

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Education Mozambique Nemos Pequenos Swim School Tofo Beach

  Over 45% of people living in the Inhambane Province make their living in, on or around the ocean and are dependant on diminishing coastal resources. Incredibly the majority of coastal inhabitants are unable to swim, with up to 4 drowning fatalities per day during summer. As a result many Mozambicans are afraid of the […]

Of Fish and Men

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Education Mozambique Nemos Pequenos Swim School Tofo Beach

  By Caroline van der Does de Willebois   For the past five weeks our Education Team have been conducting household surveys in Bomba village (named after the water pump, pompa de agua, which provides fresh water to the area). The survey results will help provide baseline data for a new Nemos Pequenos swimming program, […]

How to Save a Life

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Education Mozambique Nemos Pequenos Swim School Tofo Beach

  By Caroline van der Does de Willebois The beach here in Tofo is spectacular. Yet underneath its beautiful surface, lies a darker side that has sadly claimed many lives. Earlier this year a 17-year old boy from Maputo drowned on our beach, and unfortunately none of the locals were able to respond. When you […]

Sarah Bishop: Teaching the language of the Sea

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Education Gallery - Education Mozambique Nemos Pequenos Swim School Tofo Beach

Team: MMF Education, Director of Education Location: MMF Mozambique   In 2009, after living in London for 8 years, the time had come for Sarah to action a life long dream of working in Africa. Sarah had planned to join an organization working with street kids in Zambia, then a friend told her about the […]

All work and some play … “Hakuna Matata”

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Education Mozambique Nemos Pequenos Swim School Tanzania

By Cathy Cronje   When I first heard about the Future Leaders in Lifesaving Training that the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) was offering in Zanzibar this past September, I jumped with excitement. I had been to Zanzibar many years before and remembered how my time there first sparked my desire to work with the […]

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