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Bring kayaks to remote village schools in Greenland

We have received the following message from our good friend Baldvin Kristjansson in Qaqortoq, Greenland, let’s give him a hand with this wonderful project:

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On Dec.1st we launch the Kayaks to Schools project, where we deliver kayaks to as many village schools as possible in remote areas of Greenland. Our first aim is to support schools in Appilatoq (Cape Farewell) and Isertoq (East Coast), total about 50 children.

The hunting villages in Greenland are the poorest areas of the country. Poverty leads to cultural erosion and kayaking as a living part of our culture is coming to an end.  This project brings traditional equipment and training to some of the worst off villages, in the hope that cultural appreciation fosters self esteem in the young. Help us give a little back to the people of the kayak! 

Each school receives 4 youth sized and one adult size Learning Curve Kayak, together with necessary gear and teacher training, to BCU standards.  We of course supply all equipment at raw cost.

HOW?

Buy a set of 5 silicone wrist bands, engraved “KAYAK REVOLUTION,” which can also double as drip rings, and you will be one of 200 supporters behind each school.

Every purchase will be listed on our web-site. Cost is USD 30, EURO 30, DKK/NOK/SEK 300, ISK 3000 – incl. shipping.

TO BUY – or chip in even more – visit our web-site – http://www.greenlandkayaks.gl/ – or contact Baldvin by email.

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