- February 1, 2019
- Posted by: Sage Shield Safety Consultants
- Category: Overseas Occupational Health And Safety News
Summer season doesn’t suggest enjoyable in the sun for every youngster in KwaZulu-Natal. Lots of live along the East Coast of South Africa, children from disadvantaged neighborhoods rarely have a chance to learn to swim, putting their lives in risk.
That’s why uShaka Marine World created the Swimanathi three years ago. This KZN Water Safety and Learn to Swim Program enables kids from disadvantaged communities to find out to swim and find out about all the ins and outs of water security so that they can enjoy themselves beside a swimming pool or on the beach without the threat of injury or drowning.
In 2019, uShaka Marine World & & SAAMBR and its partners, the Princess Charlene of Monaco Structure, Tsogo Sun, eThekwini Town, Gagasi 99.5 fm, Lifesaving SA strategy to teach 150 children from uShaka’s neighbouring Addington Main School, all of which originate from disadvantaged neighborhoods, how to enjoy themselves as well as find out about water securely.
The children, aged between 10 and 12 (grades 4 to 6) will be divided into groups of 15 and will be given meals and costumes. Lessons throughout the six week weekend training programme will occur from January 26th until March 3rd.
In addition to learning how to swim, uShaka Marine World will also teach these children about the marvels of the ocean. A dolphin program will introduce them to the marine amusement park’s wonderful dolphins while a trip of the Fish tank and some lessons from Sea World will teach them everything about marine preservation and the importance of saving our precious marine resources.
On March 9, the program will culminate in the Mighty Children occasion, a water obstacle course total with inflatable challenge of slides, twists and turns, that will pit the province’s latest water infants against any other youngsters wanting to participate on the day.
Speaking at the Swimanathi media launch on Thursday, January 24th, uShaka Marine World CEO, Dr Stella Khumalo stated that guaranteeing that future generations were water smart and safe was really near her heart. “When you and your team are passionate about seeing households enjoy themselves in the water, it is extremely upsetting to realise that much of our kids lose their lives every year due to the fact that they merely do not know how to swim. Numerous children and their moms and dads seize the day to learn how to swim for given. But not all children have this opportunity and we are hoping that our Swimanathi will go some way towards making sure the security of just a few of our precious youngsters,” she said.
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