Kidz at Sea Foundation (KAS)

Project Name

Grant Amount (USD)

Implementation Period


Training for Coastal Cleanup and Beyond (continuation)


February 1st 2022 - January 31st 2023

Nature and environment (re-upcycling) and animal welfare activities

About the Project

This project, which is a continuation of the Quick Win-2 project aims to:
1. formally train and certify 12 young adults (18-34 years) in scuba diving skills (PADI) needed to undertake underwater surveying, mapping and removal of small debris
2. train and certify 12 young adults  (18-34 years) in entry level maritime crew certification (STCW2010) which focusses on Safety at Sea
3. Use the trained volunteers to remove small debris from previously surveyed and mapped areas

This project is seen as a unique opportunity to give local vulnerable youngsters marketable skills that could help them secure a job in the expanding maritime industry. Kidz at Sea collaborates closely with Nature Foundation on this project.

About the Organization

Kidz at Sea Foundation  was established to create employment opportunities in the marine industry for local Sint Maarten youth by providing formal marine training and certification in areas such as boat building, sail making and sailing.