The project is based in Guinjata Bay and aims to develop intensive water safety and personal survival skills of the local children. Guinjata Bay has a strong rip-current and has over the years experienced a high number of drownings (12 in 2 years). Love the Oceans and Swim Tayka hope to prevent future drownings by improving in-water safety and swimming lessons are crucial, not just to improve water safety, but also to educate the children on how to respect and protect the Ocean.
The project itself will run for 17 days, however, I am hopeful that I will be able to go for an additional week or two prior to the start date to assist with delivering Level 2 swimming teaching courses to the local adults. This will enable them to achieve their swimming teaching qualifications, providing them with the necessary skills to continue teaching swimming lessons improving the water safety skills of the children throughout the year; and will also provide adults with employment opportunities and career prospects.
Help me on my journey to sharing both my skills and passion with those who have less than us and providing children with one of the most valuable life skills they will ever need.