Love the Oceans is a non-profit marine conservation organisation working in Inhambane, Mozambique. Although, their main mission is to establish a marine protected area in the province of Inhambane they also have several side projects. One of these side projects includes working at local schools teaching the young students about the ocean and all the wonders it holds. Every week the five students that have shown the most enthusiasm are offered Saturday afternoon swimming lessons. With the help of Zoggs, Love The Oceans has begun its latest endeavour; here's their progress so far...
How have the local community reacted to this project?
We have had support from parents and teachers at the local schools and several parents have accompanied their children to the swim lesson. As well as this the local resort owners, of Pleasure Bay resort Paindane, have granted us full access to their swimming pool free of charge. The resort is located near to both of the schools that we teach in which is ideal and has a large shallow area where the children can stand easily, this has been very helpful when teaching the more nervous children.
Why do you think teaching children to swim here is so important?
Recently, there have been several incidences of children drowning in the bay's strong rip currents and Love The Oceans wants to eliminate drowning. We strongly believe that everyone has the right to enjoy water safely!
How have Zoggs supported you?
Zoggs have kindly donated floats and armbands for both adults and children. The inflatable noodles have been the most used item as the older kids are embarrassed to use the armbands and the noodles offer more support. It's fantastic that such a large company is willing to support us as we're such a small organisation but we believe that working locally on small projects like this can have a very effective outcome and it's great that
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