Learn to Swim

Tanzania - Nungwi, Zanzibar - 01.05 - 01.12.2014

The Princess Charlene of Monaco is supporting an aquatic survival programme in the northern fishing village of Nungwi on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania.

The programme is run by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and a local community centre called the Panje Project.  The program has been running since May 1st, 2014 and will be completed on December 1st.
By the end of the programme, approximately 500 children will have gained survival swimming and rescue skills.  
Sadly, Zanzibar is all too familiar with drowning deaths.  Over the past few years several ferry accidents have taken place off the northern coast killing and injuring hundreds.
The African continent has one of the highest drowning rates in the world which is why the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation has resolved to tackle this problem in such a susceptible area.

Teacher & young boy
© RNLI / Mike Lavis

© Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco