World Malaria Day – Busua Beach Surf Contest
World Malaria Day is commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria. Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria. In 2009, 781 000 people died from malaria, mainly women and children in Africa.
World Malaria Day was established in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization. The day was established to provide “education and understanding of malaria” and spread information on “year-long intensified implementation of national malaria-control strategies, including community-based activities for malaria prevention and treatment in endemic areas.
Mr. Brights Surf School – Busua Ghana is committed to raising awareness and doing all we can in the fight to rid the world of this devastating mosquito-borne infectious disease.
In recognition of this, Mr. Brights Surf School and Peace Corps SWAT Team (Standing With Africa to Terminate malaria) are teaming up to bring you a surf competition to raise awareness about malaria in Africa. Please join us at Mr. Brights Surf Shop, Busua Beach on the 27th & 28th April 2013.
While dedicated surfers hit the waves, Peace Corps volunteers will host a variety of events to educate attendees about the prevention and treatment of malaria. Events include a video show, quiz competition with prizes, mosquito piñatas, and bed-net hanging demonstrations.
The contest will have a locals only category, mixed obuni and local category as well as an expression session. Top surfers will take home Sanuk footwear prize packages.
The contest will have a locals only category, mixed obuni and local category as well as an expression session. Top surfers will take home Sanuk footwear and Rip Curl goodies as prize packages.
Mr Brights surfshop would like to raise money to be able to purchase mosquito nets, to be able to donate to the local community of Busua Beach. Mosquito nets cost from around 3 – 5 dollars, and can reduce the risk of malaria in a huge way. So we ask kindly that you give from your hears to help the local community of Busua Beach, of where Mr Brights surfshop is based.
Please visit our SPONSORSHIP PAGE if you would like to help us with our fundraising – Thank you !
“Together”, we can help carve malaria out of Africa!