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Kids May Be Back in the Water in November 2021


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

Unfortunately, due to the continued resurgence of Covid-19 in Thailand, municipal schools were closed for the month of September, and it looks like they will be closed to in-class learning in the month of October as well. Since our Children’s Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Program is school based in Chiang Mai and in Phrao, we have had to suspend our programs until schools reopen. We look forward to being back in our swimming pools with the 4th-graders hopefully in November. Our teachers and our pools are ready to go, so we are optimistic we can still complete the program for all of our 4th-graders in Chiang Mai, Phrao, and the Banya Migrant Learning Centre during the 2021-2022 school year!

For those who want to hear first-hand how to start and maintain a children’s water safety and drowning prevention program, join me when I give a Zoom presentation on Tuesday, October 26th at around 7pm at the Rotary Club Royal Hua Hin (RCRHH) weekly meeting entitled:

Drowning is the Leading Cause of Child Deaths in Thailand: What Can Rotary Clubs Do?

Description: The Chiang Mai International Rotary Club’s Children’s Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Program has taught water safety and survival swimming to thousands of 4th-graders in Chiang Mai, Phrao, and the Banya Migrant Learning Centre in Phuket over the last six years. We have also partnered with the Rotary Club of Patong Beach to expand the program in Phuket. This talk will describe how other Rotary Clubs and NGO’s can join this effort to save children’s lives. Let me know if you are interested (watersafety@cmirotary.org) and I will send the Zoom sign-on information as soon as I receive it from the RCRHH. Our friends at RCRHH have said all are welcome.

We’d like to take this opportunity to recognize the generous support of our partners, sponsors and donors, so here is a list of these generous organizations! This year we want to especially thank them for their patience as we have faced so many delays.

CMIRC Children’s Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Team and Sponsors: