The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) in collaboration with State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dolphin Swim School (DSS) has begun swimming lessons for school children in Riverine Public Schools in Epe.
The one week long training, which is third of it’s kind, is aimed at training children at young age to reduce water phobia among Lagosians.
The swimming training is the 3rd edition of one of LASWA’s advocacy programs tagged” the Lagos Water Savvy Kids Program.” LASWA had partnered with State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB and the Dolphin Swim School, a premier swim program serving women and children in Lagos state.
Together LASWA, SUBEB and DSS aim to instill water confidence in school pupils by teaching them theoretical and practical knowledge on waterways safety, swimming skills, and basic survival techniques in an emergency.
50 students from five public schools in Riverine Communities at the Epe axis of Lagos were selected to participate in this year’s edition.
With this training, school children using the waterways will be more confident, be conscious of their safety, and be self-reliant in an emergency.