Reach for a Dream – Captain Courage Project
The sandboarding was most suitable as a Captain Courage project as the boys had to face their fears and conquer those steep dunes. I think we definitely achieved what we set out to do and that was to raise the boys’ self-esteem and self-confidence by engaging them in a courageous activity.
A big thank you to Moses for being so patient with the boys. Wishing you and your team everything of the best!” – Brigid van der Westhuizen, Reach for a Dream Projects and Outings Coordinator
We had the wonderful privilege of having 10 wonderful boys from Reach for a Dream joining us for Sandboarding for their Captain Courage event. The Captain Courage event is filled with adventurous activities to reward these children for their bravery. Being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness can be a very challenging experience for a young boy. By taking part in courageous activities, the boys are given the chance to show off their fighting spirit. Every Captain Courage event is aimed at exposing the boys to a new environment but more importantly it’s an opportunity for them to have fun outside of hospital with other children who have similar experiences.
The Captain Courage event aims:
- To take the boys away from the hospital environment to a place where they can just have fun
- To socialise with their peers who are fighting similar illnesses and facing similar challenges
- To expose the boys to an environment in which they can learn something new and exciting
- To raise the boys’ self-esteem and self-confidence by engaging them in courageous activities
- To reward each boy with a Captain Courage medal to remind them of the day that they had loads of fun and felt like heroes!
Thank you to Reach for a Dream for allowing us to hold their Captain Courage event and well done to the wonderful young boys who participated for an adventurous day of Sandboarding and fun in the sun!