Tara Abrina, our dear friend, a member of Manumano, is a record-holding freediver in the Philippines. Being a marine scientist, she is very passionate in what she loves to do and that is, to conserve marine life and empower people who fish especially for a living.
In cooperation of Manumano, a freediving school in Batangas, with Reef Nomads, a skin diving tour group based in Manila, have tied up to promote marine conservation in the Philippines through freediving in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Zamboanga had suffered a tragic siege that happened last September 9, 2013. United Nations declared the situation a humanitarian crisis. The fighting results to 109.000 locals forced to leave their homes and 10.000 homes were destroyed.
Roughly 3 years after, Kapit sisid launched KAPIT SISID. It aims to empower the people of Ipil, Zamboanga that there is hope and they can get their lives back by focusing on caring their coral reefs. In order to do their job effectively though, they have to do underwater monitoring which is usually done by Scuba diving. This however, is something that they cannot afford. Kapit Sisid found an alternative to resolve this.
Kapit Sisid is strongly determined and very hopeful that we can help the people of Ipil, Zamboanga by getting them with free Freediving Certifications and Coral Reef Assessment Training on Aug 20-21,2016. These are skills that have minimal costs but can serve the community long term.
Through your help financially, we can create awareness to preserve the coral reefs in Zamboanga. We also aim to empower the people of Zamboanga that by taking care of the coral reefs, it can help the community socially and economically.
Let us help raise P100,000.00 (~2000usd), together we can do this!
EDIT: the project has ended and link is no longer active.