The way of the water…
“Because the ocean belongs to no one, there is no one who stands up for the ocean.” - Erik van Sebille
The ocean is more than a container of water. We hardly think about it, but the ocean is our lifeblood on many fronts: warm air, oxygen, and also the raindrops we get after weeks of drought. Where trees take credit, it is the ocean that provides more than half of the oxygen we breathe. The ocean is vital to people and every organism on earth. Therefore we must take care of it.
Due to climate change the weather is getting more extreme; more people will suffer as a result of more frequent natural disasters.
Saskia and Anique, both working in healthcare, truly believe that a healthy ocean is a start to decrease natural disasters, thus helping people - often without access to medical care - who have been affected by climate change.
Both, ocean and health are inextricably linked to each other.
With their passion for a healthy life, a healthy ocean, vigor and purity, the Atlantic Stormtroopers will row across the Atlantic ocean. They are the first Dutch female duo to row across the Atlantic ocean! Anique and Saskia will experience the forces of the ocean but also the freedom and protection that the ocean offers humanity. They purely believe that we can change the world by protecting the ocean, educating people and that healthcare should be available to everyone. That’s why they will row the Atlantic for the charities: Sea First and Doctors of the World. Because one is the result of the other. They will row for a better world for everyone, now and in the future.
The Atlantic Stormtroopers will be joining Sea First in their great mission to educate the next generation: our children. Anique and Saskia are both mothers themselves and believe that investing in children means investing in the future. They wish a good future for all the children. With their ‘Educate to protect’ mindset, the Dutch foundation Sea First is developing educational material to teach about the importance and the value of our oceans. Because: “Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future”. - Nelson Mandela.
You can find more information on Sea First here: www.seafirst.org