The Dyer Island Conservation Trust Environmental Education Programme known as DEEP provides young learners from the Masakhane Primary School with the opportunity to enrol in the three-year long programme. The programme is continuing to grow as a new group enrols every year. This allow for the second- and third-year students to act as mentors and leaders for the new group, adding another vital skill to the programme.
Although this community is situated just four kilometres away from the sea, many have never even been to the beach. The programme exposes these young learners to the field of science and conservation and serve as a forerunner for future skills training. The programme is structured to monitor and evaluate the impact and growth of each and every individual learner.