Entries by Gill Lever

Sharing Our Water Safety and Survival Swimming Experience

On 29 June, we were invited by Dr Vu Kim Hoa, Deputy Director of the Department of Child Care and Protection. Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to share our experience of swimming and water safety work at a workshop organised in Da Nang (central Vietnam). MOLISA is tasked by the Vietnamese Prime Minister with leading […]

Swimming for Safety in Hanoi

Our pilot project in Vietnam’s capital city began in July with 11 PE teachers from kindergarten, primary or secondary schools in Long Bien District completing an intensive 6 days IFSTA course. They are now teaching water safety and swimming to 50 children from local schools. The teachers and children were chosen by the Long Bien […]

The “Deadly Season”: Drowning Incidents Increase in the Summer in Vietnam

  The “Deadly Season” : Drowning Incidents increase in summer in Vietnam  Schools break up in early June and the weather is already hot. Children, often unsupervised because their parents need to work, take themselves off to play in lakes, rivers, ponds or the sea sometimes with tragic consequences. Children sometimes drown trying to save […]

Hue Children’s Shelter – Latest News

Hue Children’s Shelter – Latest News, June 2017 Our long standing work at Hue Children’s Shelter continues and we are providing help with school fees, tuition and school supplies. Academically the children continue to impress. We have recently been able to support two students with extracurricular accounting courses to help them improve their knowledge – and their chances of finding good jobs after […]