Currently, Nile Swimmers works in Sudan in partnership with various different organisations. Each of our drowning prevention programmes has a different strategic partner to help with the focused delivery.
Aquatic Survival Programme – School Children
The Aquatic Survival Programme in Sudan has been building momentum, and after a successful pilot delivery into 20 schools with the Ministry of Education, we are planning to ramp up this programme significantly to target children in high risk communities. So far, we have trained over 10,000 children.
Key Funder: Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation
Strategic Partner: Khartoum Ministry of Education
Aquatic Survival Programme – Vulnerable Communities
This pioneering programme started in September 2015, with a targeted delivery of Aquatic Survival training into the refugee camps located near Kosti in White Nile State. These camps contain hundreds of thousands of refugees from South Sudan who have little else to do except to go to the river.
Key Funder: UNICEF
Strategic Partner: White Nile Ministry of Social Welfare
River Lifeguarding & Rescue Boats
The Civil Defence have the responsibility for patrolling the Nile, and recovering dead bodies. We are working with them to provide instructor training in basic rescue skills, and CPR. Slowly the mindset is changing to one of drowning prevention, rather than body recovery. The relationship is on-going, and we are exploring the potential of establishing safe bathing beaches on the Nile, supervised by the Civil Defence.
Strategic Partner: Sudan Ministry of the Interior
Delivery Partner: Sudan Civil Defence
Swimming Pool Lifeguarding
Swimming pools in Sudan are few and far between, yet drownings in them are very common. Early pilots of a pool lifeguard programme specially developed for low resource settings have been successful, and we will continue to work with the swimming federation to provide this tailor-made training.
Strategic Partner: Ministry of Youth and Sport
Strategic Partner: Sudanese Swimming Federation