The Lagos waterways agency is not taking any chances with the safety of schoolchildren.
The agency recently started training children attending riverine schools in the Epe Division on safety.
The training is a week-long exercise.
Eko Hot Blog reports that the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) is making efforts to catch them young and reduce water-related phobia among Lagosians as it commenced a week-long water safety class and swimming training for pupils in the riverine communities of Epe Local Government Area.
According to the General Manager of LASWA, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, the swimming training is the third edition of The Agency’s advocacy programme tagged: “The Lagos Water Savvy Kids” programme.
He disclosed that LASWA is in partnership with the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) and Dolphin Swim School (DSS), a premier swimming organisation serving women and children in Lagos State.
The LASWA boss said the partnership aims to instill water confidence in school pupils by teaching them theoretical and practical knowledge on waterways safety, swimming skills, and basic survival techniques in an emergency.
Emmanuel disclosed further that 50 students from five public schools in riverine communities within the Epe axis of Lagos were selected to participate in this year’s edition.
“With this training, schoolchildren using the waterways will be more confident, be conscious of their safety, and be self-reliant in an emergency,” he added.
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