Benguerra Island is part of the Bazaruto Archipelago, 14km off the coast of Mozambique. The Archipelago consists of 6 islands that are collectively a National Park – due to their natural beauty and marine biodiversity. Benguerra Island is home to approx. 1,500 residents, who live a very simple life. Benguerra Island is a focal point for marine conservation activities as part of Oceans Without Borders, including Marine Conservation lessons to share knowledge on why and how to protect the marine environment. The Bazaruto Archipelago is also vitally important to significant populations of marine wildlife. It is home to the last remaining viable population of dugongs in eastern Africa, is an important breeding site to several sea turtle species, hosts important breeding aggregations of numerous sharks, rays and other fish species and is an important migration staging point for whales, pelagic fish, seabirds and other rare and unique marine wildlife. Our work has a focus on healthy ecosystems, future foundations and future leaders.