Youth Development Programme
SAIMI supports several development initiatives for youth and maritime school learners, with the aim of strengthening existing programmes that raise awareness of maritime careers and the oceans environment and to develop maritime and life skills. In particular, the intention is to strengthen the National Seafarer Development Programme by widening the pool of potential recruits and supporting better preparedness of learners for maritime studies. SAIMI has provided support to the following programmes:
THE ROYAL CAPE YACHT CLUB SAILING ACADEMY
The Royal Cape Yacht Club Sailing Academy (RCYC) provides a skills development program to potential and current maritime cadets, with the intention of equipping learners with skill sets that enable them to pursue a career as offshore crew and seafarers. Their approach is to use sailing as a medium to build competence on small crafts in similar conditions that they would encounter on vessels at sea. They are of the opinion that a competent sailor will make a confident and capable seafarer.
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SAIL AFRICA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
Sail Africa is a Non-Profit Public Benefit Organisation (063-968-NPO) with a Section 18A status, registered with the Department of Social Development since September 2008.
Operating out of Boatman Lane, Durban Marina, the sailing area is within the Harbour precinct.
Sail Africa has a history of introducing PDI Youth to the sport of sailing going back to 2008, and occupies a niche in Durban in introducing township youth to the maritime culture
SATS GENERAL BOTHA OLD BOYS
SOUTH AFRICAN SEA CADETS
The Sea Cadet Corp is more than 100 years old and is an international organisation. All training staff and functionaries are volunteers and serve for free. Aimed at preparing youth for a career at sea: 5 SAQA Paths, seamanship, engineering, catering, first aid and communications. Fire Fighting is also offered as a certified course. SAIMI supports the Sea Cadets to attract and recruit our future Seafarers from this pool of youngsters - in order to lower the attrition rate and reach Operation Phakisa targets.
The Sea Cadets undergo a host of training scenarios which include but are not limited to Maritime skills. Acquired skills also include those intangible social attributes of self¬ discipline, self-esteem, self-worth, self-confidence, self-identity, self-resilience, self-attitude, successful teamwork, leadership and citizenship, all of which underlie the training and which directly impact on the Cadet's ability to concentrate, learn, consolidate, think and apply information or skills which will be necessary through life. All of which will translate into whatever field of endeavour the Cadets progress to on reaching adulthood.
The Maritime training and skills development elements form the cornerstone of the training offered to boys and girls, as an extra-mural activity to their schooling, from Grade 6 at school until they leave school at the end of Grade 12.
Annual projects include training and skills development for the Sea Cadets made up by 6 levels of competency.
For more information about SA Sea Cadets click HERE!