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Life in Bangladesh revolves around water, yet most children lack even the most basic swimming and water safety skills. As a result, approximately 50 children drown in Bangladesh every day – 17,000 every year.
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Vietnam is a country crisscrossed by rivers, deltas, rice paddies, irrigation canals and other water sources. It also has a long coastline. Yet very few children know how to swim. Approximately 10 children drown every day in Vietnam.

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The Global Drowning Fund is currently utilising regional opportunities to build local capacity through the facilitation of workshops, providing training and creating lasting partnerships with local and international organisations.
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The extent of child drowning in developing countries is only now being understood. These clips help explain what has become an epidemic in many countries.
UK Family Raise Much Needed Funds for SwimSafe
The Preece Family, from England, were so moved by the child drowning epidemic across Asia that they decided to support the SwimSafe program as their charity for 2013.
Neri Ganzarski raises much needed funds for SwimSafe Bangladesh
As a lover of swimming with her local swim club in Seattle, Washington, Neri Ganzarski was saddened to learn about the high rate of drowning among children in Asia. She decided she would like to see what she could do to help and set about raising funds for our Survival Swimming project in Bangladesh.
Interventions Part 1: Creches
In the dramatic field of humanitarian aid, the Global Drowning Fund partners are showing how simple interventions can prevent child drowning by up to 90 per cent.
Pete and Vi Peterson recognised for the contribution of SwimSafe to the social development of Danang
Pete and Vi Peterson recognised for the contribution of SwimSafe to the social development of Danang
BBC Feature TASC Founder
Former POW and US Ambassador to Vietnam, Pete Peterson, is featured by the BBC about his work to prevent child drowning in the country which has held him captive in more ways than one.
Survival Swimming Bangladesh
Update on Survival Swimming Bangladesh
Drowning in Numbers - New TASC/UNICEF report released
A report released by Royal Life Saving partners The Alliance for Safe Children and UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre reinforces the notion that child drowning is a hidden epidemic across Asia.


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