Lifesaving South Africa set to reach 36,000 children in 2018

July 26, 2018, marked the one-year anniversary of the Patronage of Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco of Lifesaving South Africa, reports.

In a star-studded event held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in uMhlanga, Durban in 2017, HSH Princess Charlene was announced as the Patron to Lifesaving SA and a partnership with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa was established with Lifesaving South Africa.

Princess Charlene of Monaco taking part in a demonstration
Princess Charlene of Monaco (Gaetan Luci / Palais Princier)

In conjunction with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation SA the Watersmart Program will reach more than 36,000 pupils in over 260 schools in 2018, which is to start at the end of July, 2018.

The Watersmart program will be presented as part of the grade four school curriculum during the third term.

Lifesaving South Africa and the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa will launch a “Learn to Swim” program later in the year with the aim of teaching 5 000 disadvantaged children to swim, taking the school based Watersmart program into a practical nine-week pool program.

We thank HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco for her vision and dedication to reduce death by drowning and we look forward to continuing to work with her Foundation.

“Together we will save lives – one person, one family, one community at a time,” said HSH Princess Charlene.

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