Learn to Swim

Expo Milano 2015 - 09.06.2015

Recently, H.S.H. Prince Albert II went to Expo Milano 2015 to take part in “National Day of Monaco” and to visit the Monégasque Pavilion.
At the end of Expo Milano 2015, the pavilion will be dismantled, then reconstructed in Loumbila, Burkina Faso.
It will become a first aid training centre thanks to the Monaco Red Cross and the Burkinabe Red Cross. The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation will finance the creation of an Aquatic Rescue Centre in this complex. Rescuers and lifeguards from Burkina Faso and other countries in the region will be trained there.
A programme will be set up to educate one thousand students from the local high school about the risks in water. They will also be taught to swim.
Pierre Frolla, director of the Aquatic Rescue Centre in Monaco, will provide the knowledge and expertise to make this project a success.
The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation is delighted about the partnership between the Monaco Red Cross and the Burkinabe Red Cross which fits in perfectly with its missions and goals: to warn as many people as possible about the dangers associated with water and to reduce the number of deaths by drowning across the world.
The centre is scheduled to open in 2017.
© Frédéric Nebinger / Palais Princier