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The Benefits of Learning English as a Second Language

The Benefits of Learning English as a Second Language

Categories General Surfing
 The Valpo Surf Project (VSP) has weekly programming that not only has the intent of forming mentoring relationships with its students, but also is designed to help them reap the benefits of speaking two languages. Although some may think that speaking two languages can cause confusion in the m ...
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Our Ocean Science Camp

Our Ocean Science Camp

Categories General Surfing
Recently, the Valpo Surf Project (VSP) was invited to send some of its students to participate in the Our Ocean Science Camp in Valparaíso. This activity is designed to teach students who attend public schools and are in either the 5th or 6th grade about the conservation of the species and ecosyste ...
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Support from StokesMe’s September Campaign

Support from StokesMe’s September Campaign

Categories General Surfing
At the Valpo Surf Project (VSP) we are very fortunate to have supporters who come from various backgrounds and are based in different parts of the world. From surfboard gear donors to those who are ambassadors of the Valpo Surf Project, we feel extremely grateful to have others who not only believe ...
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After the Tsunami: Damage to Local Beaches

After the Tsunami: Damage to Local Beaches

Categories General Surfing
On 16 September 2015, an 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of central Chile, triggering tsunami warnings and coastal evacuations. Lasting three minutes, this powerful earthquake created extensive damage in North-central Chile, and was felt in most of the country and beyond.Illapel, a landloc ...
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Celebrating Chile’s Independence Day

Celebrating Chile’s Independence Day

Categories General Surfing
Happy Independence Day, Chile! On September 18th, 1810, Chile declared its independence from Spanish rule, and over 200 years later, Chileans continue celebrating this day with a variety of traditions and activities. Known technically as Fiestas Patrias or “National Celebrations,” this celebrati ...
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Categories General Surfing
When facing the reality of global warming and the environmental changes that the world is currently enduring, it is logical that we teach the younger generation what they can do to combat potential disaster. Although recycling is a small step, it is one that will not only care for the planet, but wi ...
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Creating Community Through Local Support

Creating Community Through Local Support

Categories General Surfing
The Valpo Surf Project strives to help their students develop the characteristics and skills necessary to become leaders and active members in their communities. In order to form a strong bond to this community, we believe it is important to first meet its members: they are a rich source of knowledg ...
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Tíos & Tías: What it Means to Us

Tíos & Tías: What it Means to Us

Categories General Surfing
The Valpo Surf Project (VSP) team is composed of a variety of individuals. From the co-founders of the organization to the interns and volunteers, each person involved has the opportunity to work directly with students and form long-term relationships.VSP students learn to respect and appreciate the ...
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Teamwork: From the Soccer Field to Everyday Life

Teamwork: From the Soccer Field to Everyday Life

Categories General Surfing
Teamwork is essential to a successful performance for any sport and is therefore a great way to teach children certain life lessons: from cooperating well with others to taking responsibility for their own actions. Such lessons are applicable to life outside of sports such as school and eventually w ...
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Saving the Shore: the Importance of Beach Clean-ups

Saving the Shore: the Importance of Beach Clean-ups

Categories General Surfing
The ocean is a great source that provides us with the basic elements of life. Not only does it produce half of the oxygen that is in the air we breathe, but it is an imperative part of the water cycle: supplying us with the water we drink.The frontier of this necessary resource are the world’s bea ...
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