Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation Projects
|PROJECT 1||SAFA U-17 & U-19 FOOTBALL GIRLS|
Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy under the auspices of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation embarked on a project where we taught 14x South African Football Association U-17 & U-19 girls how to swim. This project lasted for 6 months and will resume in 2018 with the new intake of soccer girls.
|PROJECT 2||DOMESTIC WORKERS, NANNIES & GARDENERS|
This project already kicked off in September 2017. We are teaching 16x domestic workers, nannies and gardeners how to swim. This course also includes a First aid and CPR Training. The next intake will take place in January 2018.
|PROJECT 3||UNIVERSITY STAFF||
This is a continuous project that has already kicked off in May. We are teaching just over 300 staff Members of the University of Pretoria and their children how to swim. It is a very successful project and we are adding more staff members every month.
|PROJECT 4||UNIVERSITY STUDENTS||
This project will kick off in February 2018 where we will teach 30x less privileged university students how to swim. These students will be nominated by the University itself. We are planning for 30x participants in this program.
|PROJECT 5||SWIMMING DEVELOPMENT - NEW KIDS CARE NURSERY SCHOOL IN SOSHANGUVE TOWNSHIP|
On 8 and 9 September 2017, we have visited the New Kids Care Nursery School in Soshanguve Township as part of World First Aid Day. It is situated 50km northwest of Pretoria. We did a Learn-to-Swim Program for 220x township kids and also did a demonstration lesson and talk on water safety in and around the home. Every child was given a chance to spend some time with us in the water. Surprisingly without a tear, which confirms that children love water. More than 400x parents and grandparents attended the two days ‘events. It was great fun. The smiles and appreciation on all the faces were priceless. For us this is what the PCMFSA epitomizes and where the value for the Foundation lies - ploughing back into these less privileged communities. We have sponsored two lucky prizes for one-year’s free swimming lessons at Kiddies Aqua to the value R4 800 each. We have also handed out sweets to all these children and their grandparents. As a result of all the above and our involvement on these days, we have been asked by the parents to start a swimming program at the school. This program already started on the 11 September where we are sending a highly qualified swimming instructor to this school on a daily basis from Mondays to Fridays. We are also in the process of teaching three of the school’s teachers to become swimming instructors themselves, enabling this project to become self-sustainable.