COMMUNITY THROUGH THE POWER OF EDUCATION
Associação Náutica de Itajaí (ANI)
Associação Náutica de Itajaí (ANI), Brazil The sailing school in Itajaí works to engage the community with the nautical world through opportunities to try sailing, rowing, and canoeing, with the motto ‘to know is to preserve’. Based on the waterfront in Itajaí, Brazil, this organization focuses on actions that contribute to the knowledge, appreciation, and preservation of the environment.
The project: ANI’s greatest needs at the moment are to expand their presence in the local community. They are currently operating out of two shipping containers and our funds will go towards expanding their physical footprint, enabling more students from Itajaí to access their waterfront programs.
Our activation: While in Itajaí we were pleased to host ANI students on our boat and to visit ANI, where Damian Foxall and Jack Bouttell spoke with young people and joined them for a rowing boat tour of Itajaí harbor. Read and watch more about our visit. We also joined ANI at their volunteer-run boat building workshop, Paiol.