Amanzi Wethu

[This means ''our waters'' in my mother language isiXhosa ]

We are here to encourage young talents and help them into the marine industry.


Fully Funded Scholarship



Raised Towards Our Goal So Far


Who We Are

Asemahle "Theo" Jack

My name is Asemahle "Theo" Jack, 29 years old. I am a South African yachtsman and I am where I am today because others helped me into a career at sea when I would never have thought it possible.  I have always had a great passion for the sea and now  I am achieving my dreams but really want to help other, less privileged youngsters with their dreams and aspirations. This is my way of saying thank you to those who selflessly helped me.  I can’t begin to express my gratitude for the assistance I received which enabled me to get to be where I am today,  but I believe It is now my turn to help others following behind me. We like to call it “sending the lift back down to the ground floor. Funds raised here will go towards scholars that are in need of bursaries at Lawhill Maritime Center.

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We have established this website to focus on different projects which aim to raise money for the disadvantaged young teenagers, male and female, in South Africa who are struggling to escape poverty in the townships and pursue a maritime career.

Our second project is to raise funds to make a promotional documentary featuring some of these youngsters as they strive towards a successful career at sea. This will be a professionally produced short video which we will use to inspire and market our further fundraising efforts. By using a proper production company we believe that we will have a great movie which will tell our story and generate and attract a lot of interest. and of course financial support.

What We Do


News & Updates

How Does It Work?

Amanzi Wethu is working alongside Marine Inspirations and  GB Bursary Fund | Cape Town to bring a bright and prosperous future to disadvantaged kids from the townships (Slums) of southern Africa.

I was once in a position where I needed help until I was saved by Marine Inspirations , who helped me a lot with my career at sea, and who are still assisting me to this day towards my future goals. We all like to say that this is like sending the elevator back down to help bring up those that are at the bottom floor and in desperate need of upliftment..

However, we need  helping hands in order to make this happen. This platform will be where we can all assist and thus ensure these young kids get a chance at achieving a happy and prosperous future.

​We may be small but no one is paid and we have no overheads, so even a small donation goes entirely to help achieve our goals. If the donation is larger we would be more than happy to discuss giving you, or your company, publicity or promotion. 


I believe the documentary we are working on will bring wide exposure to the issues faced by disenfranchised youth. Additionally, the documentary aims to showcase the determination of these passionate young kids to succeed in a career at sea. These youngsters are our best Ambassadors and never fail to impress with their enthusiasm and good manners.


"If you think you are too small to make a difference then you have never tried to sleep in a room with a mosquito!"

-Phil Wade

 Marine Inspirations