WCDP 2019 in Durban; a conference with resonance. I am glad to have had the honour and pride to represent Nile Swimmers at this amazing world conference. Such a privilege to share our organisation’s experience and continuous efforts in preventing drowning in Sudan, and to learn from other countries’ experience. It was amazing to witness Read More
First of all, having the biennial 2019 World Conference on Drowning Prevention in Durban, South Africa was a fantastic choice. The city of Durban with all its open water games, beaches, the view of the high tides of the Indian Ocean, the weather, the diversity of people and much more. It was definitely an experience Read More
The World Conference on Drowning Prevention is here again. The two years between conferences seem to pass faster and faster. The Nile Swimmers team are excited to attend, and to present two papers, and one workshop. We are mostly excited because, for the first time ever, the conference is being held in the continent of Read More
Living her big dream, and after two years of intensive planning and preparations to venture on an incredible and unprecedented journey, Sarah set off on her mission to paddle the Nile from Source to Sea. The Paddle the Nile journey plan is to start at the Nile’s source in Rwanda through Tanzania and Uganda, paddling Read More
Following the tragic mass drowning incident in August 2018, Nile Swimmers team visited Al Manaseer area in September to carry out a community risk assessment using our DRAT toolkit. The aim of the assessment was to understand the risk factors related to drowning deaths within these communities and to assess the communities’ needs so that Read More
At Nile Swimmers, we know that access to water is a key issue in drowning risk, as is living in a flood-prone area. In late 2017, we worked with UNICEF to carry out community risk mapping in flood-prone communities in White Nile State and West Kordofan.
International Women’s Day is the perfect opportunity to recognise the incredible women that are moving Nile Swimmers forward in Sudan. Women first become involved in Nile Swimmers’ drowning prevention programmes in March 2015. Since then, more and more women have become involved in the organisation.
Nile Swimmers is saddened by the recent attacks on Felix Foundation and the Ghana National Aquatic Rescue Unit (GNARU) by the International Life Saving Federation (ILS) and Ghana Lifesaving & Diving Association (GHALDA). These were documented in the New African (pages 60-61) this month.
بعد فترة وجيزة من انعقاد المؤتمر العالمي لمنع الغرق لعام 2017 في فانكوفر، ساهمنا في صياغة بيان للمؤتمر بشأن الحد من مخاطرالغرق للمهاجرين واللاجئين. وتضمن هذا البيان سبعة إفادات، كل منها مدعمة بعدة أعمال/ إجراءات. في هذه النشرة، سنسلط الضوء على الإجراءات التي تتخذها منظمة سباحي النيل حاليا، والإجراءات التي نخطط لاتخاذها في العام المقبل Read More
Shortly after the World Drowning Prevention Conference 2017 in Vancouver, we contributed to the drafting of a Conference Declaration on Drowning Risk Reduction of Migrants and Refugees. This Declaration contained seven statements, each supported by several actions. In this post, we will highlight the actions that Nile Swimmers are currently taking, and the actions we Read More
In her presentation to the World Conference on Drowning Prevention, Ms Tima Kurdi issued a challenge to the drowning prevention community. The world we choose, reflects the actions we take. I’m here to plant the seed of hope. In order for that seed to grow, we must use our voices. Nile Swimmers were pleased Read More
Building on the incredible wave of support for the #WDP36 initiative that was started by Dr Rebecca Sindall in the run up to the World Conference on Drowning Prevention. Dr Sindall has been writing again, offering advice to men. Over the years that we have been involved in the world of lifesaving and drowning prevention, Read More
After the efforts of a small group of women at the World Conference of Drowning Prevention 2017, the team at Nile Swimmers is really excited to see that the first “Women in Drowning Prevention” #WDP36 list has been published today. The purpose is not a popularity contest. The purpose is to provide an easily accessible Read More
Sabrina Kashif (General Secretary) recounts her experiences at WCDP2017.
Nile Swimmers are pleased to announce that with the ongoing growth of our organisation and programmes in Sudan, we have recently appointed a Country Director. We let Hind Elseed explain what she brings to the team and the challenges she is looking forward to taking on with us: I am a certified project manager and Read More
Nile Swimmers is looking to recruit a experienced Project Manager in Khartoum, Sudan. As an ambitious and growing volunteer organisation, we require a committed and focused individual who can work effectively manage our two Project Administrators. An immediate start is preferred. Please apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and a covering letter by Read More
Nile Swimmers is looking to recruit a dynamic and motivated project administrator in Khartoum, Sudan. As an ambitious and growing volunteer organisation, we require a committed and focused individual who can work effectively without direct supervision. An immediate start is preferred. Please apply by email to email@example.com with your CV and a covering letter by Read More
Despite a ruling by France’s highest administrative court last week that mayors do not have the right to ban burkinis on their town’s beaches, several mayors are enforcing the ban. Human rights organisations have pledged to take any mayor that attempts to keep the ban in place to court. In a world where over 372,000 Read More
Here at Nile Swimmers, we are obviously fans of swimming. We saw two news stories this morning which prompted a few thoughts. The first was Singpaorian Joseph Schooling won GOLD by beating Michael Phelps, Chad Le Clos, and László Cseh who ALL got silver in the mens 100m butterfly. Joseph Schooling had competed at the Read More
We are hugely proud that three Nile Swimmers are now at Rio 2016 preparing for their events. Abdelaziz Alfatih (Azo) and Haneen Sami are both Aquatic Survival Instructors and qualified Lifeguards. They will both be representing Sudan in the 50m freestyle. Aabid Hammour is the national coach and a member of our Management Team. In Read More