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.
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
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.
When you tell people that you are going to Sudan to teach on a drowning prevention programme, they look at you like you are crazy. They picture a war-torn desert country where if a terror cell doesn’t kidnap you, the Nile crocodiles will. I knew better than to expect that but I was still expecting Read More