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06 septembre 2022

Child drowning prevention programme in Cambodia

In Cambodia, rural communities combat drowning by educating their children.The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation supports the Child drowning prevention programme run by Helpcode with the technical assistance of SWIM Cambodia.The international organisation Helpcode strives to ensure that all children have the protection of a family and a community and helps them to grow and express their potential within a quality school. According to the World Health Organization, drowning is a silent epidemic in Cambodia, responsible for approximately 5 deaths every day. Children under the age of 9 are the primary victims.That is why this programme seeks to raise awareness among the young individuals and families in Phnom Penh and the Sihanoukville Province about prevention measures, by improving the safety and knowledge of children close to the water.Since 2020, more than 1000 youth learned about drowning prevention measures.#watersafety #drowningprevention #cambodia

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