We teach people how to keep their communities safe around water.
We do this by:
Nile Swimmers provides training programmes in Sudan and other low and middle income countries. This training includes water safety messages and the rescue and resuscitation skills that are vital for developing sustainable long-term drowning prevention at a community scale. We particularly target communities that are at risk from flooding.
Nile Swimmers builds strategic partnerships with charitable groups, government ministries, businesses and other organisations to ensure that the right drowning prevention strategy is delivered in the right way across different communities. This allows us to reach diverse audiences including mothers, school children, refugees, pool managers and search and rescue professionals in low and middle income countries.
Nile Swimmers is working with the public health departments at several Sudanese universities to identify the epidemiology of drowning and to understand the effectiveness of drowning prevention methods in low and middle income countries. We work with other researchers in this field to raise awareness of the need for more high-quality research and the application of best practice based on this research.
Providing a low resource perspective to international working groups
Nile Swimmers supports the campaign for international recognition of drowning as a leading cause of childhood death globally. We work closely with drowning prevention experts and activists around the world to drive the development of appropriate drowning prevention programmes in low and middle income countries. We collaborate with other organisations and individuals to ensure a coordinated approach to drowning prevention that is based on best practice.
How we achieve this…