Swimdo is child drowing prevention NGO
Swimdo is a child drowning prevention NGO. Our mission is to protect and
enrich the lives of children through aquatic education.
We accomplish our mission through the implementation of multifaceted and
comprehensive programs that focus on education and prevention.
Reports from Unicef and The World Health Organization have recently cited
drowning as a, if not the, leading cause of death among children in low- to-middle
income countries (LMICs) in Asia.
Asia is home to two-thirds of the world’s children. Indonesia is the fourth most
populous country in the world. Estimates suggest that drowning is a leading cause
of death among children in the region.
Through community-based intervention, we aim to create a scalable, sustainable,
and comprehensive model that targets children in those communities most at risk.
Scalability is accomplished through thoughtful implementation and personal
connections within communities. Sustainability is accomplished through the
education and employment of local instructors.
Over the last 3 years we have taught more than 1,000 children survival swimming
and water safety in Keramas, Bali. At just over $20 per student, we have created a
relatively cheap and affective program that safeguards children from drowning.
What’s more is that the local instructors that we currently employ are prior
students that learned how to swim in our first classes 3 years ago. In this way we
not only protect the children in these communities but also provide jobs for our
graduates. Swimdo belongs to Bali and that is reflected in our pledge to provide
opportunities for our students and instructors.
Here at Swimdo, we plan to change the way that Indonesia addresses child
drowning. We believe in a future where preventable deaths are prevented, where
Indonesians are teaching Indonesians, where all children have access to free
survival swimming and water safety education.
So please join us in our efforts to protect and enrich the lives of children in
Indonesia. Drowning is preventable, the time to act is nowby