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Beach awareness

Nasik Swami
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

IN a bid to create awareness and help reduce Fiji's drowning death toll, the Fiji Water Council is holding a beach awareness program for children today.

Confirming this in an interview yesterday, council's volunteer Bronwyn Soko said the program aimed to train children eight to 14 years and to make them aware of Fiji's beach environment.

"The main propose of this training is to make children aware of the beach environment, having to swim safely and to tell them what the dangers are while in the water," she said.

"We looking at ages eight to 14, the drowning death toll shows that this age group needs focus."

Ms Soko said the program would be held at the USP foreshore and conducted by the Fiji Red Cross Suva branch trainers.

"The entry fee is $2 per child. The small fee is to help sustain the program in the future."