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Swimming project

 

In the townships of South Africa, learning to swim is not the norm and even most adults can’t swim. Every year, countless people, including many children, drown. After only recently two more children drowned nearby, it was clear that action was necessary!

Consequently, the Learn-to-swim-Project was launched. A transport company from the village gave us a good price and now transports the preschool children from Sir Lowry's Pass Village to a swimming pool in Somerset West. I found two swimming teachers who first ensured that the kids lost their fear of the water, then found the fun, and finally learnt to swim. We work close together with the Sir Lowry's Pass Primary school. All kids of the four pre school classes get once a week a swimming lesson during the whole school year. After successful participation in the course, our young swimmers receive a medal and a certificate. You can imagine how excited and proud the children will be. Here is a small video showing a few of the beautiful moments ...

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