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Partnership with EDP Trust in Awutu Breku, Ghana

The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation has renewed its partnership with the Educational Development Projects Trust (EDP Trust) for a period of 5 years, following on from the project started in 2015 in Awutu Breku, Ghana.

EDP Trust is a British family charity established in 2009 that operates and develops Awutu-Winton Senior High School, in order to help the local youth in broadening their professional prospects. This high school has the distinction of offering a free high-level secondary education, and a swimming pool was built there to accommodate young people from the high school and the surrounding communities.

Until 2020, just over 9,200 children and adults benefited from the Foundation's "Learn to Swim" and "Water Safety" programmes.

The renewal of this support marks the continuity of the main objectives, namely: to teach children how to swim and to raise awareness of drowning prevention, but also to train new swimming instructors and water safety instructors. This initiative aims to reduce drowning risks in the Awutu Senya region, which is home to many bodies of water.