Hue Help

Swimming for Safety

Swimming for Safety is a drowning prevention programme. In Vietnam, thousands of children drown annually. Our programme builds the capacity of local institutions by training swimming teachers, providing advice and giving support to help limit the human cost of extreme weather conditions.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 May 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 October 2011

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Situation

In Hue city and throughout the province flooding is extremely common, yet it is common for both adults and children to be unable to swim. In 2006/7, over 2,000 children drowned in Vietnam. These preventable deaths are due to flooding, exposure to open water and a lack of awareness and swimming ability.

Solution

Our programme builds the capacity of local organisations (Thua Thien Hue Red Cross), and local schools to be able to implement drowning prevention schemes. We partner with the Swimming Teachers' Association in the UK to train high quality swimming teachers, who tehn teach swimming, basic first aid, water awareness and rescue skills to children - helping limit the human cost of extreme weather conditions.