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Water Safety Basics

01.08.2013

In order to reduce deaths by drowning, this summer we carried out a charity campaign “Give Children from Substitute Homes and Shelters the Gift of a Fun Summer!”

The money that we collected will be used to train the children and personnel at substitute homes and shelters, so they would know how to avoid dangers and how to provide help when needed. A total of 7,162 of Estonia’s residents with big hearts made their contributions to help carry out the water safety projects, and a total of EUR 45,745 were collected in two months (June and July).

The conclusion of the project took place at the Rebasemäe picnic site at the Tallinn Zoo, where over 300 children from substitute homes and shelters from all over Estonia were introduced to water safety principles, rescue equipment, and first aid techniques for helping drowning victims. Children overjoyed to be able to see and pet lifeguard dogs. Children from Haapsalu, Viljandi County, Ida-Viru County, Tartu County, Central Estonia, Tallinn, and Harju County participated in the event.

The water safety project for substitute homes and shelters consists of four stages. In May and June, practical water safety courses for substitute homes’ employees took place in order to raise their awareness of preventing swimming accidents. In July, a water safety day for children took place at the Rebasemäe picnic site at the Tallinn Zoo. This also marked the end of the charity campaign and the beginning of the children's water safety awareness promotion, in order to arouse their interest in activities planned for fall and winter. For the winter period, we have planned a practical water safety training for children, to learn together about the dangers hiding in winter waters, and how to act in an emergency.
 

Participate Thank you, if you have already supported our charity programme or if you are going to do it in the future! Sign a standing payment order contract in SEB Internet Bank for 3 euros a month or support with a single donation.