The Mirpuri Foundation hosted an interactive workshop on ocean sustainability with young sailors from the organization’s sailing academy in Cascais.

The Summer Course program, educational as well as fun, aims to educate children towards the importance of conserving our planet.

The lesson kicked off with a reflection on the important role the ocean plays for life on earth. Unfortunately, the sea is now highly polluted due to our “disposable lifestyle” and the young sailors were challenged to rethink their actions while learning how to become active agents for change.

To better illustrate the issues threatening our oceans and shores, the children were given a recipient representing a beach. As they dug through the sand, they encountered several pieces of plastic buried in it. Through this dynamic, the youngsters got to see and experience, the state of our coastlines and were quite shocked to realize that, if no action is taken by 2050, they will be sailing through an ocean filled with more plastic than fish.

The Foundation believes that new generations hold the power to make the world a better place but that older generations and corporations have the responsibility to guide them through such a mission.

With this in mind, the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Academy aims to raise not only great athletes but also great citizens capable of being part of the solution instead of the problem.