The National Sea-and-Sand Institute is situated in Hermanus close to the southern-most tip of Africa. It is unique in that it is the first organisation of its kind to have been established (1971) by a group of youthful South African citizens.
Initially a Life Guard Training Centre was set up, with the main focus to teach our youngsters to offer a Life Guard service on our beaches. And so the organisation kicked off very successfully and has now developed into a life-skills educational training centre.
Underdevelopment of early adulthood, paired with overprotecting and thereby instilling parasitic-type characteristics in our children are the reason why Sea-and-Sand, in conjunction with Sparks Esterhuysen, established the Institute for Pre-Adults in 1996.
The main aim of the Institute is to guide the young adult (18 years and older) into an earlier independent adulthood (not to remain a parasite). The course is also well geared for the young person who:-
* immediately after matric does not want to study further,
* is uncertain which career to pursue,
* wants to broaden his/her “real life” experience,
* is interested in becoming independent as soon as possible.
The Institute is also suitable for youngsters:-
* sitting at home and still dependent on their parents,
* who lack direction and hang around without purpose,
* who have become lazy and obese,
* who are bullies and measure their status on intimidation and violence,
* who are taken advantage of because they are kindhearted,
* who seek recognition because they are neglected.