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Organization : Swimkidz SA
Competition Name : Save a Life Campaign
Applicable For : Residing in the Republic of South Africa
Website : https://www.swimkidzsa.co.za/swimkidz-campaigns/
Swimkidz Save a Life Campaign
** The “Save a Life Campaign” was created in 2013. The idea for this campaign was to make a difference in the community and to invest in underprivileged children who can’t swim.
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** Swimkidz SA undertook it to get companies and individuals to sponsor children from families that cannot afford swimming lessons as well as children’s homes.
How does the sponsorship for the Save a Life Campaign work?
** Swimkidz SA undertook it to make a difference by getting companies and individuals to sponsor children from families that cannot afford swimming lessons as well as children’s homes.
** Sponsorship is valid for either six months or one year. In 6 months we can get a child water safe.
The Sponsored Child Receives
** A Towel (The Sponsoring Company’s Logo and SwimkidzSA Logo will be embrioded on the childs Towel)
** Branded Swim Clothing
** Swimming Cap
** Swimming Bag
** Swimkidz SA makes every effort to ensure that the child is water save as soon as possible.
** We invite the local newspaper to do articles on our project, whereby members of your company as well as the sponsored children are photographed.
** The parents and sponsors are invited to the final evaluation of the swimmers. Your company can however, at any given time, attend the swimming lessons
How do I or my Company get Involved?
For a quotation and presentation please fill in your details
*leave details- email kom by Michelle uit (selfde effek as testimony)
Contact Michelle Booysen
Cell: 071 897 3048
Email: michelle AT swimkidzsa.co.za
Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions of the Save a Life Campaign :
** Sponsorship is not refundable
** Payment needs to reflect in our bank account before we can proceed and start lessons
** You/ Your company can at any given time, attend the swimming lessons
** Swimwear, Bag, Swimcap and Towel
Facts About Drowning in South Africa
** Drowning statistics in South Africa are generally poorly monitored and recorded but according to the information available, more than 600 drowning’s take place every year. The majority of these are children between the ages of one and four years. More shocking is the fact that, on average, six children drowns in residential swimming pools every month; this being while under some form of supervision.
** One of the scariest statistics, according to Netcare 911, is that for every child who dies by drowning, five are left with permanent brain damage as a result of the prolonged lack of oxygen. It takes only four minutes without oxygen for irreversible brain damage to occur.
** Drowning is listed as one of the top causes of unnatural deaths among children in South Africa. At the same time, these unfortunate events are actually preventable. An estimated 70% of the South African population are not good swimmers and less than 20% of previously disadvantaged people can swim.
** Contrary to common belief, most drowning incidents do not occur on the coast during holidays when large numbers of bathers descend on beaches. Instead, most incidents occur in fresh water; in other words private and public swimming pools, dams and rivers.
** Coastal incidents involve mostly children between the ages of ten and eighteen, while inland the majority of victims are children between the ages of two and eight years.