Safe Greece — International Water Safety Day

Safe Greece — International Water Safety Day

International Water Safety Day: “Safe Greece” for 500,000 primary school Greeks   On May 15 2015, 500,000 of primary school children will have the opportunity to get water safety awareness through, “Safe Greece“, that will involve awareness about the water safety measures and lifesaving sport, as part of Greece’s contribution to the candidate International Water Safety Day, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs, the Ministry of Health, the Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hellenic Federation of Underwater Activity, the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, the International Awards Giuseppe Sciacca, and the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Drowning is a serious and underestimated public health problem, as a person might lose his life from it every 30 seconds on Earth due to various causes. In April 28, the project was welcomed enthusiastically by the 100 primary school educators who attended the water safety daily meeting  that was organized by the Peristeri Health Centre and the Health Education Office of the Directory of Primary Education for Health Education Athens- Region C. The program was not limited on May 15, but it continues to allow as many schools and children have the opportunity of gaining the benefit. Several people commented about “Safe Greece“. The scientific creator of the project, Dr. Stathis Avramidis (Advisor for Health Education and Accident Prevention, General Secretariat of Public Health at the Ministry of Health, Officer at the Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, and Director of Lifesaving Sport at the Hellenic Federation of Underwater Activity), commented: “In 1992, two remarkable individuals, Greg Bonann and Tai Collins, the creators...
IWSD 2015: Mauritius

IWSD 2015: Mauritius

PRESS RELEASE The International Water Safety Day was celebrated on the 15th May 2015 by the Surf Lifesaving Association of Mauritius at Albion Beach where the DHL supported the events as well as Club Med La Plantation D’Albion. There were 40 participants from Terre De Paix and the aim of this event was to (i) Water Safety Awareness (ii) The importance of Lifejacket (iii) Beach Flag competition. The lecturers for this event were volunteers from Surf Life Saving Association of Mauritius; Mr Seblin, Mr Keesonath Prem, Mr Yan How Hok Lin, Mr Sarju, Mr Soondrum, the water safety officers (to assure safety in water) were Mr Amar Teeluck, Mr Yan How Hok Lin, Mr Kersley and Mr Thannoo (First Aider). We had a wrapped up from last year’s session on water safety by Mr Seblin, then moved to the beach flag competition (related to beach fitness and keeping fit) by Mr Seblin, Mr Keesoonath, the last was the importance of wearing a lifejacket where Mr Sarju added it will save your life in case your boat or craft capsized.  Water Safety tips, watch the weather conditions before swimming, do not  consume alcohol before swimming. Mr Ramharai Viraj – Surf Lifesaving Coach and International Lifesaving Trainer mentioned that look at the source of the problem of drowning and deal with it, use the beach as a source of getting rid of disease and beach flag increase makes a lifesaver be...