Learn to Swim

South Africa - 26.07.2013 - 15.03.2014

Since its inception, The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation has particularly concentrated its efforts in South Africa, H.S.H. Princess Charlene’s native country, where drowning rates amongst children are very high.
Many Learn to Swim and Water Safety programmes were launched over the weekend of July 26th, 2013 at Ashton International College and ran for ten weeks ending in September.  48 youngsters between the ages of 6 and 17 years from Summerhill House in Etete, Kwa Zulu Natal, a non-profit institution whose aim is to provide homes and personal transformation for orphaned and abandoned children, were the first to be selected for this swim clinic.  They also learned basic dry-side water safety.

Following the Summerhill House Learn to Swim programme, the Foundation continued reaching out to disadvantaged youngsters at LIV Village, a non-profit long-term foster care for orphaned children, in Verulam, KZN.  Two clinics ran from September to November 2013 and then again from January to March 2014.  These two sessions enabled 120 children to learn to swim.

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