Friday, June 5, 2015

An annual CEF support program ~ 'Water Safety Day'

CEF's fifth 'Water Safety Day' will take place on Sunday 14th June. This event is the highlight of the year for many of the CEF children as they have a great day at the beach. They spend the morning at the beach and the afternoon doing an activity or having an outing away from the beach and the heat. 

We see this day as a really important day as the CEF children are taught water safety theory and taught how to float and swim. One child's life has already been saved due to our 'Water Safety Day'.

As Vietnam has 2,360 rivers and canals with a total length of about 41,900 kilometers (26,035 miles), and 3,400 kilometers of coast there is a need for everyone to be able to swim. Up until recently most Vietnamese did not know how to swim, but children are learning now as more schools have swimming pools, and several organizations are teaching swimming.

It is still a serious situation with between 3,500 and 4,000 children drowning each year. This is 10 times higher than the rate in developed countries. 

Please support our 'Water Safety Day' next weekend!

Children's Education Foundation - Vietnam
Has 501(c)(3) status
For US donors:
'Children's Education Foundation - Vietnam'
And send to: Law office of Stephen Jackel, 

Or use PayPal: 
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