OceanLove is being built by an international group of young, enthusiastic volunteers. We would like to tell you more about our founder, the core team members, and the non-profit foundation behind OceanLove.
Our Founder- Ilco van der Linde
Ilco has been the initiator of successful international social events and campaigns. In his native Netherlands, he set up the Liberation Festivals, which involve one million people every year in human rights and freedom. Internationally, he is co-founder of dance4life, which involves hundreds of thousands of young people in thirty countries in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and of MasterPeace, which involves young people in peace-building works in 45 countries.
Teacher, free diver
Raghda Ezzeldin Aly
Core Team Management
Media and Website design
Mahmoud El Wakil
Core team member, media designer
Social Media (Growth)
Student media design
Student Creative Business
Communications, free diver
Sara El Leithyl
Social media (content)
Charles Sylvanus Boye
OceanLove West Africa
Website Development and Management
Our Foundation – The Board
OceanLove is officially an initiative run by the Dutch non-profit foundation “Stichting Mandelahuisje” (the Mandela House Foundation). This foundation aims to fuel and promote Nelson Mandela’s Ubuntu philosophy, about respect, unity and interconnectedness. The board of the foundation controls budget, progress and the important non-profit principle: nobody is making any money with this initiative, only the oceans gain ‘benefits’.
OceanLove founder Ilco van der Linde is chair of the foundation and currently there are two other board members:
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry