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A warm and kind soul, with a unwavering passion for all things ‘play’ and the arts. Theatre, illustration, literature, writing and community based practices are what she lives for. Vikki is the Managing Director of Seeds of Hope ODV.
Originally a school teacher, she has always been committed to the theraputic benefits of drama, story telling, and expressive arts, she champions the positive impact these have on children and young people.
Francesco Gigli (Frankie)
An avid sportsman and dedicated to sharing and collaboration on all levels. Frankie admits that he has an addiction to the ocean and wishes to share this passion with everyone he meets.
Frankie is a talented craftsman and is a Co-Founding Director of Seeds of Hope ODV. He is committed to ‘being the change he wants to see in the world‘ and wants to ensure all that we implement is as sustainable as possible.
An all round friendly and chilled guy who’s also obsessed with all things related to surf!
Gibbo is a keen traveller and musician, he’s studying a Masters in Marine Biology and is currently living in São Vicente island in Cape Verde.
Both Gibbo and Frankie implement Surf Craftsmanship workshops, shaping surfboards and imparting sustainable practices to conserve our marine environment.
Edgar Keller (Eddy)
A nature and sports enthusiast, who loves any excuse to be outdoors.
Eddy has been surfing with Frankie and Federico for many years, he sees Vanderful as an amazing opportunity to connect this wonderful sport to giving children a smile on their face!
A passionate Dentistry student, Eddy is committed to medicine and helping those in need. Eddy is also the Seeds of Hope Board of Directors secretary.
A qualified Primary School Teacher, specialising in Special Educational Needs teaching and Project Based Education.
Julie has a deep affinity to Expressive Arts, as her father is a street theatre artist / clown.
She has volunteered for ‘Clowns without Borders Belgium’ and believes that teaching and learning through drama is very powerful. Julie values holistic and community based educational approaches in contrast to traditional education.
Stefano Gigli (Stefi)
An enthusastic skateboarder and extreme sports lover, Stefi is often found doing all kinds of adrenline filled activities. Currently on a gap year before starting Architecture at University, Stefi has joined the team and has helped with the team’s digital and social media.
Also recently joining the Board of Directors, Stefi is keen to learn more about Surf Craftsmanship and working on community construction projects.
Give children the chance to play.
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