UKSA, the leading maritime training and education charity is delighted to reopen its doors and welcome beneficiaries back to its campus in Cowes.
Ordinarily, the charity offers young people opportunities to broaden their horizons by participating in life-changing opportunities – including children whose families would normally be unable to afford them with its Sea Change fund.
Having been closed since the beginning of the last lockdown, the charity says it’s ‘delighted’ to finally be able to reopen. Ben Willows, the Chief Executive of UKSA, said:
“At UKSA, we inspire young people to broaden their horizons through our life enhancing water-based adventures, education and training. We know that many children and young people are missing out on life-changing opportunities because schools, local authorities and parents simply can’t afford to pay for them.
“Even before the pandemic gripped the world, we believed all young people have a need; to be inspired, to have their horizons broadened or simply have their barriers to opportunity removed. Our Sea.Change Fund removes the financial and social barriers to enable a young person, from any background, to achieve the best version of themselves and gain life changing experiences, qualifications and employment.
“The safety, well-being and enjoyment of those visiting UKSA are our number one priority. We are ready to play our part in the wellbeing recovery and welcome back residential groups, in the not-too-distant future.”
Each year UKSA works with around 10,000 individuals from across the UK and up to 37% receive funding support to enable them to participate in programmes.