Updated Mar 29, 2019
*The world is 95% water, 71% ocean, and rising; water-sports skills allow best survival chances. *Significant risks to the ocean are pollution, over-fishing (with biodiversity loss), and climate change. *Vietnam has an horrific sea history, no coastguard, 90% of children cannot swim. *Vietnam's coastline is in the top 5 most at risk to climate change, globally. *Vietnamese fishermen are arguably the most vulnerable community. *Vietnam Prime Minister's call for zero plastic need market impact.
*Fishers' ocean skills translate well to water-sports. *Fishers teach large youth groups water-sports/climate change survival skills, following highest education standards, as alternative work. *Water-sports is open to all! *Water-sports benefits human/environmental health, climate change mitigation/adaptation. *Safety areas act as MPAs (for marine stock recovery). *Water-sports help re-balance Vietnam's horrific sea history· *National pride is stronger motivation than marine conservation·
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||3,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Malaysia|
|Recruit||3 management, 2 advisers, 20 support staff,|
|New Feature||Include: *Water-sports and climate change survival skills workshops by water-sports trained fishermen for local schools and Vietnam’s 3 sports universities for greater equality. *Environmental camps requested by international schools. *Camps maximize Life essentials (Air-Water-Energy including food and plastic recycling, promoting zero waste lives)!|
MANTA's marine team: Young Vietnamese water-sports trained fishermen, follow World Sailing, as national coaches/athletes, coaching >3,000 children since 2009. Are now Vietnam's top water-sports athletes, certified coaches, with scientific papers/videos (see shark video). Turnover <5%. MANTA's founder is female, IOC scholarship trained, an IGCSE examiner, with a chapter in Springer's Biodiversity series. MANTA's Vietnamese director is a digital marketing expert with 3 Google books.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN