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LASWA trains 50 children in water safety

Hauwa Ali

Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has trained over 50 school children on water safety and swimming towards perfecting water safety on waterways.A statement issued by LASWA said the advocacy programme was organised in partnership with the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board and Dolphin Swim School, In order to instil water confidence in the lives of young Nigerians, especially Children.According to LASWA, the week-long training drew participants from selected schools within the state.To catch them young and reduce water phobia among Lagosians, the LASWA commenced a week-long water safety class and swimming Training for pupils in the riverine communities of Epe Local Government Area.The swimming training is the third edition of one of LASWAs advocacy programmes tagged, The Lagos water savvy kids programme.Together, LASWA, SUBEB, and DSS aim to instil water confidence in school pupils by teaching them theoretical and practical knowledge on waterways safety, swimming skills, and basic survival techniques in an emergency.About 50 students from five public schools in riverine communities at the Epe axis of Lagos were selected to participate in this years editionWith this training, school children using the waterways will be more confident, be conscious of their safety, and be self reliant in an emergency, the agency said.

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