SWIM Cambodia is proud to be working with the following organisations:
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iCAN is an International School based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. SWIM Cambodia has trained a team of nine Cambodian staff members at iCAN in the delivery of Water Safety and CPR (with rescue breaths) as part of the Aquatic Survival Programme. The Cambodian (Khmer) SWIM trainers have taught children and adults in over three provinces as well as training Youth Star volunteers. Our Khmer SWIM Trainers advise us in the design of teaching resources used. We have trained the SWIM trainers in monitoring and evaluation to assess children’s water risk and measure their Water Safety knowledge. iCAN school staff and parents have supported us through fundraising through their annual Mekong River Swim and various other events.
Youth Star recruits, trains and coaches Cambodian graduates, who spend a year volunteering in under-served rural areas of the country. Here they live as part of the community, teaching children, running youth clubs, providing health education and increasing female youth participation. The volunteers use their skills as positive role models for young people, which develop their own abilities and confidence. SWIM Cambodia has trained a cohort of Youth Star volunteers in the delivery of water safety education, CPR and safe rescue skills to local communities in Prey Veng and Kampong Thom provinces.
The Aquatic Survival (AS) programme aims to save lives by teaching people important water safety messages, basic self-survival and rescue skills. The AS programme is focused towards young people living in low-resource areas. SWIM Cambodia collaborates with the AS steering group with leads from RNLI, Nile Swimmers, IFSTA, UK Sport, the Swimming Teachers’ Association and Royal Lifesaving Society Commonwealth. SWIM Cambodia has worked with the Khmer trainer/advisor team, adapting and translating the AS manual for the Cambodia context.
The International Water Safety Foundation (IWSF) goals are to raise awareness, build a culture and take action. IWSF is focused on raising awareness about the global drowning pandemic, building a culture of learning to swim, and preventing drownings. The IWSF raised money for SWIM Cambodia through the ‘Tread-a-thon’ sponsored treading water events.
Speedo International is engaging and supporting various inspiring projects across the world that deliver water safety through community initiatives through Swim Generation. Swim Generation focuses on 3 core principles to help build resilience; Safety, Livelihoods and Passion. Speedo chose to partner with SWIM Cambodia in Swim Generation and funded Water Safety and resuscitation training and delivery between 2016 and 2017.