Swimming For Safety in Vietnam

By

$ 0 Raised

of $ 5,000

0 Donors

in 732 days

0%

Story


Hue Help works with disadvantaged children in central Vietnam to improve their health, education and future prospects. With our local partners we provide support to a children’s shelter and run drowning prevention initiatives to help prevent a leading cause of death among children. We believe that local people should be at the heart of our programs, promoting sustainability and ensuring that the people we work with are able to maintain their customs, culture and traditions.


Problem:

In Vietnam, drowning is the leading cause of death for children after infancy, according to a study conducted by The Alliance for Safe Children (TASC) in collaboration with UNICEF, thirty-two children die from drowning in Vietnam every day. Currently, few girls in Vietnam learn how to swim and community awareness of water safety is low. This coupled with abundant drowning hazards (3,200 kilometers of coastline, and thousands of rivers, lakes and ponds crisscrossing the country) leads to these high drowning figures. These drowning hazards are especially prevalent in rural areas where the majority of deaths occur.


Solution:

Our goal is to reduce the number of girls who suffer injury or fatality through water related incidents by building the capacity of local schools to provide water safety, rescue kills and swimming tuition, and teaching the girls through a structured programme. 

In our program, local school teachers will be trained as swimming teachers. Since qualified they will provide swimming survival skills, water safety and land based rescue lessons to their children in open water. 


Impact:

Swimming for Safety builds local capacity within local communities and the education system, helping teachers gain the skills they need to deliver vital water safety training to girls at risk from drowning. This training gives children the knowledge they need to stay safe around open water and reduces their drowning risk.


Fund Raising Utilization:

Crowdfunding Goal is US$6000
US$6000 will cover equipment to set up safe swimming area for 20 schools/locations.



AmountItem
US$400  
Lifebuoys
US$350  
Positioning buoys
US$100  
Ropes
US$500  
Net
US$900  
Anchors
US$1000  
Kick-boards
US$1600  
Goggles
US$600  
First Aid Kits
US$50  
Whistles
US$500
Teachers’ swimming suits





Campaign Details


About Campaigner
 
About Beneficiary
Hue Help

Top Promoters