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The Kids are Back in School!

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

Schools reopen today, July 1. So, we are working with school officials to schedule our programs for fourth graders at the eleven municipal schools in Chiang Mai, two municipal schools in Phrao, the Ban Ya Migrant Learning Centre in Phuket, and in Phetchabun Province. This year we are also going to conduct a program at the Child Development Migrant Learning Centre in Mae Sot, Tak Province.

We anticipate that there will be a “new normal” for swim instruction and pool use this year, so we are also waiting for guidance on how to conduct our lessons in the safest way possible. This may have budgetary implications for our program, so additional fundraising may be needed.

Once again this month we would like to recognize the people and organizations behind the success of our survival swim projects over the past five 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 Phucket, 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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