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Back in the Water for Children's Water Safety & Drowning Prevention

Chiang Mai International Rotary Club (CMIRC)-Kru Payu Children’s Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Program (CWSDPP)

We’re back in the water in Chiang Mai! In February we taught almost fifty 4th-graders from the Wat Tassadoi Municipal School and we are now starting our 10-lesson (15 hours) program for four more municipal schools -- Wat Sri Suphan School, Wat Muen Ngern Kong School, Wat Dok Ngern School, and Wat Puak Chang School. Our team at Kru Payu Swim and Bronco Kids Sport Club is working very hard so that, in spite of all the Covid-19 closings, we will complete our program for all of our twelve schools during this school year.

In Phrao, working with our Warm Heart Foundation partners, we are planning next year to add five schools to the seven we already teach there, bringing our total in Phrao for the next school year up to twelve schools. Much of this will depend on continued funding from the British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy. They have funded our Phrao programs for the past two years. They have received our proposal for next year and we hope they will, once again, work with us on children’s water safety and drowning prevention.

More good news from our partner in Phuket, the Rotary Club of Patong Beach -- this year they have already sponsored water safety and drowning prevention courses for 96 children and they have courses planned for 65 more children before this school year ends.

Finally, we welcome donations and new Rotary partners to help us continue into our 6th year and beyond of this life saving program.

We started this program in 2015 and we are still going strong and serving more children every year thanks to our wonderful sponsors and CMIRC volunteers! If you wish to help please contact Project Champion John Schorr at for more information.


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