- The world is 95% water, 70% ocean, and rising; with human population pressures on land, increasing.
- Significant risks to the ocean are pollution, overfishing, and climate change.
- Vietnamese fishermen are arguably the most vulnerable, lowest caste, often unschooled Vietnamese community, with alternative livelihoods yet to be defined.
- Vietnam’s 4,000+km coastline is globally ranked the fifth most threatened coastline to climate change.
- MANTA takes Vietnamese fishermen off over-fishing, off endangered habitats, and off fossil fuels, translating their existing ocean skills into water-sports, to help service Vietnam’s growing industries of Tourism and Water-sports.
- In turn, sail-trained fishermen train large groups of school children water-sports and climate change survival skills, in line with (International Baccalaureate and IGCSE) social-environmental enterprise credits.
Deliver UN Sustainable Development Goals!
Share the benefits of water-sports and climate change survival skills!
Follow governing body guidelines towards sailing safely alone!
Ensure water-sports is open to all!
Use wind, tide, and paddle power, instead of fossil fuel!
Sustain an alternative livelihood for fishermen, which switches fishermen’s existing ocean skills to water-sports, to help service growing industries of tourism and water-sports!
Grow the network from World Sailing via sail-trained fishermen to students!
Use sport and education to reduce inequalities!
Students help sustain an alternative livelihood for fishermen!
Include lunches from fishing families!
Vietnamese fishermen teach water-sports and climate change survival skills to students!
Create an alternative way to set up Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)!
Clean the beaches!
Cultivate peace: Help replace horrific sea history memories with national pride!
Encourage partnerships to sustain the programme!