Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CEF's annual Water Safety Day was on May 28th

We at CEF believe that understanding water safety is crucial and is life-saving knowledge with 32 children drowning each day in Vietnam (WHO statistics). Each year we have a Water Safety Day where the students learn about water safety. It's a fun day too as there are games in the water, on the sand, under shelter and then we end the day with a movie.

Thank you all who helped with the preparation, at the beach, and who supported this day in various ways.  An especially big thank you to Go Philanthropic for giving us a grant so we could run this important day.

 When we arrived the no swimming sign was up. We half expected this as it had been raining on and off for a couple of days and the seas had been rough.

When the students arrived they smothered themselves in sun screen.

Covering water safety theory is crucial as they then understand the possible dangers of water and how to avoid them as well as how to rescue people in the water.

 To get the students comfortable in the ocean we play games at the edge of the beach but in the ocean. They quickly learn the strength of the waves.

We played many games on the sand too.

Only the brave went in the water to learn floating as the waves were quite frightening for most of the students.

Then it was time for  showering and many more games and singing under shelter from the sun.

Watching the ocean after lunch

Then we finished with a movie at the cinema and they then headed off home with a photo of them all from the day.

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