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Children's Water Safety & Drowning Prevention Program in September

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

Sponsored By CMIRC, The Swiss Lanna Society, The Safe Child Thailand Foundation, Australian Direct Aid Program, and the British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy

September was a busy month for the CMIRC Children’s Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Program; school is in session, so we had swim programs going in Chiang Mai, Phrao, plus a swim instructor training program in Phuket. Swiss Lanna Society Chiang Mai


The Swiss Lanna Society-funded CMIRC Children’s Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Program in Chiang Mai is under way. With Swiss Lanna Society help we have already taught 90 municipal school 4th-graders survival swimming and water safety at our home facility at Bronco Kids Sports Center. After the October school break, we will be back in the water with 60 more children! Special thanks to Swiss Lanna Society members Eveline and Heinz Willi (pictured at right) for support. Swiss Lanna Society members Herbert, Esther (pictured below), and Manuela helped distribute Swiss red caps on the last day of class for one of their sponsored groups.


British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy


The Children’s Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Program in Phrao this year is being sponsored by the British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy (BCTFN). (U.K. national P. Colin at right with new publicity sign). We have already conducted three swim programs for the 4th-graders at the Ban Chaeng Khu Ruang School (ร.ร.บ้านแจ่งกู่เรือง) in August and September, with about 90 children completing the course. We plan classes for another 90 children when the school break ends in late October. In Phrao, we organize the survival swimming and water safety courses with our partner organization, the Warm Heart Foundation. This year we plan to find a way to include the 40 students boarding at the Warm Heart Foundation foster care/dormitory facility in our survival swimming program.