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Australian Bangladeshi partnership to help save children from drowning

Dr Justin Lee speaking

Australian High Commissioner Dr Justin Lee speaking at the opening of the Training of Trainers SwimSafe Programme

By Peter Varley,  CIPRB, Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh, September 6, 2009 -  An international drowning prevention partnership between The Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) and the Royal life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA) was launched on September 6 at the Bangladesh Swimming Federation.

Named the Training of Trainers SwimSafe Programme, the four day event will see two Australians from RLSSA, Mr Jeff Moss and Mr Jason Phillips, up-skill 30 senior Bangladeshi swimming instructors in a variety of coaching methods for children, as well as survival swimming, rescue and resuscitation techniques. Read more

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