My name is Thomas Lesage. I am 15 years old. I live in France but I am a worldwide citizen.
I have a project, which is to develop the awareness of civil society and more particularly the children to the protection of the oceans.
For this long-term mission, I have decided to create a Non Profit Organisation, Children for the Oceans, which aims at increasing the awareness of civil society and more particularly the children to the protection of the oceans.
Last September 2018, I started a worldwide sailing tour for the oceans that I have just completed after 4 months and a half of sailing and more than 9045 nautical miles, which has allowed me to witness the status and the threats of our oceans such as acidification, plastic pollution and overfishing. In some ports where the ship stopped, I organised awareness sessions worldwide and trained more than 200 kids in 5 different countries.
Today, Children for the Oceans is a worldwide community of more than 150 children/members, who have committed to act as ambassadors for the protection of the oceans by adopting tips in their daily life to protect the oceans.
For 2019, the objectives of Children for the Oceans are the following:
- Organise worldwide awareness session on the protection of the oceans
- Set up partnerships with NGOs in Asia and Africa for the protection of the oceans
- Attend international conferences to make Children’ voice heard
- Create dedicated tools for oceans’ ambassadors with the support of scientific partners
Children for the Oceans was founded in June 2018 and is dedicated to be a community of worldwide children working to save the oceans.
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