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.
Most women in Sudan will cover their arms, legs and head when they are outside or in public. There are a range of outfits that women use to achieve this, from the most conservative women who wear a tight head scarf, gloves and an abaya, to those who wear skinny jeans, a flowing long-sleeved top Read More
A. To raise global awareness of drowning prevention and womens’ rights. So, it’s maybe not the best punchline to a joke ever… but actually, this is no laughing matter. On the 21st of November the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, six other Dutch women, and seven Sudanese women swam across the Blue Nile, finishing Read More
The evening before we started the female Pool Lifeguard programme, we were sat talking to Mai, our local project co-ordinator. She was excited about the female Pool Lifeguard programme and she told me that she had a dream that one day every swimming pool in Sudan would have female lifeguards. Nearly every swimming pool in Read More
On the surface, it looked like a simple enough morning out. Nineteen participants and one trainer would board a boat and head upriver to a nearby beach where they could spend the morning practising basic rescue skills before returning in time for lunch. In reality, there was a major stumbling block in this deceptively simple Read More