WATCH | FEEL GOOD: Cape Town surf foundation launches programme just for girls

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The story: The Surfpop Foundation launched its first programme catering specifically to the needs of girls back in February 2020 and now, almost a year later, they have enrolled a group of 18 young women. They also have a waiting list of up to 100 girls wanting to join the programme.

What else: One of their longest standing girl members, Asenako Mbunjana, won a scholarship through the organisation to study Hospitality Management at False Bay college in Muizenberg.

What was said: "We feel surfing is really powerful to teach children perseverance and to bring them in touch with nature and to make children fit and healthy, mentally focused, while the education part is incredibly important because unfortunately the education system in the township is not great," said co-director Celine Hoeks.

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