A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2015 in Penang. Prior to my arrival to Penang, I had some logistical difficulties related to my day job which slightly delayed my arrival. However, I made it! I was so happy that I made it after all the Read More
Shocked, surprised and amazed. “Bridging communities to prevent drowning.” For a few days, I have been trying to express how I felt about what happened in the preceding days: shocked, surprised and amazed. Shocked, by the number of people who die from drowning around the world, the number of mothers who lose their children, daily. I couldn’t Read More
An eye-opening experience at WCDP 2015 I really want to offer my very deepest thanks indeed to the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation for giving me the opportunity to attend the World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2015. This actually gave me a chance to see the big picture of lifesaving around the world. I was exposed Read More
Nile Swimmers are horrified by the significant increase in deaths by drowning in the Mediterranean and the Bay of Bengal. Across the world, millions of people are left with no option but to cross water to flee from bombings, fighting and persecution in their homelands. These people are some of the most vulnerable in the 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
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.
After a very eventful few journeys – we are finally relaxing after the first day of the training programme here in Khartoum, Sudan. As with most things in Africa, there is an element of “last minute” about the preparations and details. However, after working together on many projects over the last eight years – the Read More