Summer doesn’t mean fun in the sun for every youngster in KwaZulu-Natal. Although many live along the East Coast of South Africa, children from disadvantaged communities seldom have an opportunity to learn to swim, putting their lives in danger.
uShaka Marine World created the Swimanathi three years ago. This KZN Water Safety and Learn To Swim Programme enables children from disadvantaged communities to learn to swim and find out about all the ins-and-outs of water safety, so that they can enjoy themselves beside a pool or on the beach without the risk of injury or drowning.
In 2019, The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation became one of the partners to uShaka Marine World to teach 150 children from uShaka’s neighbouring Addington Primary School, all of which come from disadvantaged communities, how to enjoy themselves as well as learn about water safely.
The youngsters aged between 10 and 12 (grades 4 to 6) have been given meals, costumes, towels and bags during this seven-week programme.
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