A Workshop for 'Manu Shapes' in Tofo, Mozambique

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OrganizationA microproject Seeds of Hope ODV
Region Mozambique
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ProjectLeader Vikki Farrell

This project will build / finance a craftsmanship workshop in Tofo Mozambique. Providing a space for Manuel from 'Manu Shapes' to teach young people skills in making wooden surfboards and surf accessories such as natural surf wax. As well as serving as a space for his entrepreneurial activities.


Mozambique has a young and rapidly expanding population and it has one of the lowest literacy rates in the region. School drop-out rates and education access continues to be a challenge. This results in high unemployment and lack of job opportunities. The surfing industry has only just emerged in Tofo and there are no surfboard manufacturers in the area. This workshop can provide a space for young people to learn valuable skills such as craftsmanship and business acumen.

Long-Term Impact

This project will educate young people in the community of Tofo, Mozambique supporting them and their families to rise out of poverty. This workshop will promote innovation in the growing surf industry in the country.


  1. https://vanderful.org/
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEQ_lNA8zhw
  3. https://www.instagram.com/ManuShapesTofo
  4. https://www.facebook.com/ManuShapesTofo

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