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Future Leaders in Lifesaving - Malaysia

In August 2015, the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation confirmed they will help fund the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) Future Leaders in Lifesaving programme for the second year in a row.  In 2014 the Foundation supported this programme, as well as helped fund a large scale “Water Safety” and “Learn to Swim” programme for children, all of which took place in Northern Zanzibar, Tanzania.

This one-of-a-kind programme will take place from 8th-21st November in Penang, Malaysia.  The location and dates were strategically chosen to follow the International Life Saving Federation’s 2015 World Conference on Drowning Prevention.

Approximately 30 trainees, all originating from Asian countries, will be invited to receive two weeks of intensive lifesaving training from RNLI experts.  This instruction will teach the trainees how to run lifesaving services in their home countries.  According to the World Health Organization, Asia has one of the highest drowning rates in the world.

© RNLI / Nathan Williams