Entries by graham.buckley

Swimming for Safety in 2016

2016 has been a great year for Swimming for Safety! Under our continued collaboration with Norwegian Church Aid (NCA/NAV) and the Swimming Teacher’s Association (STA), this year we trained: 101 Teachers 1,748 Students In total, we’ve helped train over 9,000 children and qualified over 400 teachers since we began SFS in 2011. Swimming for Safety trains local teacher’s to become […]

Making Swimming for Safety sustainable…

Swimming for Safety in low resource settings In the UK, children tend to learn to swim in swimming pools. The benefits of this are obvious – they are clean, warm and controlled environments. In low resource rural environments, access to swimming pools isn’t usually readily available. However, we know the risk of drowning in low […]

Laguna Lang Co supports Swimming for Safety

Laguna Lang Co have generously offered to support part of our Swimming for Safety programme this year in Phu Loc. To promote Swimming for Safety and our partnership, Laguna Lang Co and Hue Help organised a fun promotional swimming event in Laguna’s beautiful Banyan Tree Resort. The event was a huge success with 4o children […]

The past few months at Hue Children’s Shelter

Fun Sunday activities have been a source of enjoyment for all of the children, two international, and two local volunteers recently. One Sunday included special Halloween activities and was a highlight for all. The chasing game ‘Who’s afraid of the monster’ was an enjoyable scare, with children then transforming each other into creepy mummies, cackling […]

Sponsor a swimming lesson for only £5

Hue Help relies completely on donations by our generous supporters as we are non-governmental, non-religious organisation. We need your support this Christmas to ensure we can continue our important programmes next year, such as Swimming for Safety. In Vietnam drowning is the leading cause of death for children, with up to 32 children drowning each […]

Swimming lessons save lives

Phe lives in a rural commune in the heart of Quang Tri district. Her home is surrounded by several bodies of water including a large lake making it a beautiful but treacherous area for the many people there who never have the chance to learn to swim. Phe’s life came to a standstill one tragic […]

Teaching swimming in Hue

This year Hue Help and Nordic Assistance to Vietnam (NAV) worked together to teach swimming in regional areas around Hue. During “Swim towards Disaster Risk Reduction” 119 school teachers learnt how to teach elementary aged school children water safety, swimming and first aid skills. Following these teacher courses 1,800 children from 31 local schools in […]

Hue Children’s Shelter update

Hue Children’s Shelter was happy to welcome two new orphaned children, a brother and sister, to the shelter. They have been unable to attend school for the past year so are delighted to be back at school and are working hard. Two of the shelter’s girls have started at university and Hue Help will support […]