THE SOWETO CANOE AND RECREATION CLUB (SCARC)
SCARC is a youth development initiative launched in Soweto in 2003 that uses the power of sport (particularly canoeing) to uplift young people by embracing their athletic potential, while developing career and life skills.
In line with the Adopt-a-Project philosophy the Soweto Canoe Club was
adopted by Dabulamanzi Canoe Club, based at Emmarentia Dam in
Johannesburg. So successful was the SCARC initiative that it inspired an internationally acclaimed film “Beyond the River”
WastePreneurs uplifts informal waste collectors in Johannesburg, while
providing a professional collection service for residents. The non-profit initiative ensures waste does not end in landfills destroying the environment.
ADOPT A RIVER
Adopt a River Eco Solutions is a registered non-profit working in the river and environmental space. Based mainly in KZN, we do have ties and connections to like-minded groups in other provinces.
We focus on community-based solutions to the myriad of river health issues we face. We understand that each river, each stretch, each community is different and a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is not going to work.
We interact at grass roots level to gain insight before determining the best
course of action.