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One More Month Out of the Water

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

The Thai government has announced a target date of July 1 for the reopening of schools nationwide. All of our programs rely heavily on full cooperation from the municipal schools for scheduling and transportation to our pools. So, we will soon be working with school officials to schedule our programs for fourth graders at the eleven municipal school in Chiang Mai, two municipal schools in Phrao, and the Ban Ya Migrant Learning Centre in Phuket, and in Phetchabun Province. This year we are also considering conducting a program at the Child Development Migrant Learning Centre in Mae Sot, Tak Province.

We are busily planning getting back into the water and have developed a new budget for the coming 2020-2021 CMIRC Fiscal Year. We anticipate a budget of 540,000 Baht for the coming year, which will be used to provide 15 hours of survival swimming and water safety instruction to around 800 4th-grade children in several locations in Thailand. That computes to around 675 Baht/Child, around US$20/child. Because of our generous donors, only 71,000 Baht is being requested from CMIRC 2020-2021 funds.

Once again this month we would like to recognize the people and organizations behind the success of our survival swim projects over the past 5 years. The logos you see below are the organizations that have recently supported our programs at the Chiang Mai Municipal Schools, municipal schools in Phrao, municipal schools in Phetchabun Province, the BanYa Migrant Learning Center in Phuket, and in partnership with the Warm Heart Foundation in Phrao.

We are also supported by the Thai Thaim Foundation of Park Rapids, Minnesota, USA and Rotarian Bob Ashley and of course all the generous donors to the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club.

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!


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