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
I’ve been in Sudan for about a week now, having meeting after meeting with various organisations that we are developing relationships with. This is the first time, that I’ve landed in Sudan with time scheduled for meetings before the training starts, and indeed after the training finishes. We made a decision that as the costs Read More
During the many trips that I have taken into Sudan, I don’t remember spending much time looking out of the window. On this flight, the in-flight entertainment system was not working, and so after reading, I spent a lot of time looking out of the window, and thinking about the work we have to do in Read More
On the 28th of December, 15 Nile Swimmers’ instructors headed to a very beautiful and quiet village, located in the south of Khartoum city, at the request of the Butri Charity Association (BCA). The Association is composed of young people from the village, and works to serve the village, to improve the community services and Read More
This has been a funny few days. Becky travelled back to the UK a few days ago, and slowly my teaching commitments are ending, and project ending meetings are taking places. Meetings planning work for 2016 are happening, and people are starting to say goodbye. With ever visit, we get more infatuated with this country, Read More
Today, I started to teach our first Aquatic Survival Instructor course in partnership with the Ministry of Education. We are working with them to train 30-40 school teachers as Aquatic Survival Instructors, we then have funding in place to support them delivering those messages to 40 schools – targeting thousands and thousands of children. These Read More
Tomorrow, 22 new Aquatic Survival Instructors join the ranks of the existing 36, as we present them with their Instructor certificates. It is really fun course to deliver, with lots of different elements of content that we add in. As I have my first lie in of the entire time that we’ve been out here in Read More
The very first female instructor candidates have been registered onto our training programme today – eight years to the day that we ran our very first Nile Swimmers programme.