Inspiring kids to SURVIVE and THRIVE
Changing one’s outlook affects your mental health and your ability to tackle life’s challenges.
Our mission is to inspire children to look past their present circumstances and look to the future with hope and possibility.
However, we care not only for the mental state of our beneficiaries but also look to their physical needs. In partnership with our key sponsors, we plan, raise funds and manage refurbishment, painting and the brightening up of under resourced medical, educational and child care facilities and institutions.
How it all started
Inspired to Just Do Good!
The Little Optimist Trust was started by the original Little Optimist, Greg Bertish, a man inspired to just do good! He uses a Little Optimist children’s sailing dinghy as a metaphor and a vehicle to connect with kids, to promote positive thinking and belief, and to create a passion and purpose to overcome obstacles in life.
Find out more about his full story here
Help us be the change you want to see in the world today
We have a unique opportunity to help others that are less fortunate that us.
Let us work together to make a difference in the hard world we live in.
Saving children's lives
Making a difference in young children's lives, giving them hope for a future.
Learning a skill
Children are learning new skills, building their confidence and knowledge.
Encouragement from a young age
Being there for children when they feel lost and hopeless.
We cannot do this without our sponsors!
We are so grateful to those who have supported our journey thus far.
Help us make a difference
Optimism is a potent health tonic! Through our talks, books and movies we inspire kids to be optimistic about their lives and their futures. Our Sailing Academy empowers kids through skills training and therapy.