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Saving lives, having fun
A team performance

A team performance

Children are taught different swimming styles

Children are taught different swimming styles.

Kiet, who lost his cousin to drowning, floats with a lifebuoy in the lagoon with his schoolmates. Nationwide, more than 6,000 children die of drowning every year, and the lack of swimming classes and qualified swimming instructors has been a major causal

Kiet, who lost his cousin to drowning, floats with a lifebuoy in the lagoon with his schoolmates. Nationwide, more than 6,000 children die of drowning every year, and the lack of swimming classes and qualified swimming instructors has been a major causal.

Hoang Nhan Kiet burns incense at the altar of his cousin who drowned last year. Kiet, a fifth grader and a beneficiary of the swim program, said he was haunted by the death and had been scared of water until the swimming class restored his confidence

Hoang Nhan Kiet burns incense at the altar of his cousin who drowned last year. Kiet, a fifth grader and a beneficiary of the swim program, said he was haunted by the death and had been scared of water until the swimming class restored his confidence.

Le Thi Kim Loan, a volunteer teacher, helps a girl float. Participating teachers have been trained by qualified swimmers

Le Thi Kim Loan, a volunteer teacher, helps a girl float. Participating teachers have been trained by qualified swimmers.

Basic stretching exercises are done before the children can jump into the water

Basic stretching exercises are done before the children can jump into the water.

Children have a fun time in the province's famous Tam Giang Lagoon during a weekly class, which is now open to fourth and fifth graders in 25 primary schools

Children have a fun time in the province's famous Tam Giang Lagoon during a weekly class, which is now open to fourth and fifth graders in 25 primary schools.

A team performance
Children are taught different swimming styles
Kiet, who lost his cousin to drowning, floats with a lifebuoy in the lagoon with his schoolmates. Nationwide, more than 6,000 children die of drowning every year, and the lack of swimming classes and qualified swimming instructors has been a major causal
Hoang Nhan Kiet burns incense at the altar of his cousin who drowned last year. Kiet, a fifth grader and a beneficiary of the swim program, said he was haunted by the death and had been scared of water until the swimming class restored his confidence
Le Thi Kim Loan, a volunteer teacher, helps a girl float. Participating teachers have been trained by qualified swimmers
Basic stretching exercises are done before the children can jump into the water
Children have a fun time in the province's famous Tam Giang Lagoon during a weekly class, which is now open to fourth and fifth graders in 25 primary schools