Water Safety

Future Leaders in Lifesaving - Penang, Malaysia - 08-21.11.2015

With the support of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) organised in Malaysia from 8-21 November 2015 two weeks of intensive lifesaving training to help tackle the drowning epidemic across the globe.  This is the fourth program the RNLI have run to date, and the second year in a row that the Foundation has provided financing to assist them.
This project took place on the island of Penang where 28 trainees from 11 countries including Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Kenya and Mauritius learned from six RNLI expert trainers how to run lifesaving services in their home countries.
This one-of-a-kind program provides the participants with the lifesaving and organisational skills needed so that they can return to their respective countries and teach others.
African and Asian countries have some of the highest drowning rates in the world.

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