Vanderful aims to create safe spaces for children to play and learn new skills in a supportive environment, removing them from unprotected areas where they could be exposed to threats. Within these spaces, through fun and educational workshops, Vanderful educates children to express their feelings and their needs, elevating their voices in their wider community. Our workshops positively transform lives by skill-sharing, teamwork and facilitating new creative opportunities through Expressive Arts and Surf-Craftsmanship.
In 2022, Vanderful will return to Tofo, Mozambique and will begin constructing a ‘Vanderful Play Centre’ close to a local school and the beach. Our team will engage our existing collaborators in this development, with the intention that our partnership can be permanent, supporting the local community and their most valuable members; their children.
Our vision for the future of Vanderful / Seeds of Hope ODV is to be able to create 'Vanderful Play Centres' in many rural communities around the globe, creating a skill-sharing network of volunteers between developed and developing nations, supporting the healthy and safe development of young people in a rapidly changing world.