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.
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
Sara Gadala visited the Nile Swimmers programme at the Sudanese Sea Scouts Headquarters on Wednesday afternoon. She is well-known as Sudan’s first female swimmer and is quite the celebrity in Khartoum. Now in her 60s, she started swimming as a young girl as part of her therapy for polio. Discovering that she had a talent 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.