RUFC’s 1st Annual Splash Safe Camp is being carried out in partnership with Youth Rising, Swim Safe Uganda and the Ugandan Red Cross Society.
March 15-18, 2020, Kampala, Uganda (postponed, new dates TBD)
Ray United FC is partnering with Youth Rising, Swim Safe Uganda and the Ugandan Red Cross Society to organize a drowning prevention program in March 2020. Our first annual Splash Safe Camp will train 50 youth aged 8-12 years equipping them with knowledge in water safety, drowning prevention, first aid and swim survival skills.
The Splash Safe Camp will employ the same model we use for our Soccer and Health Camps, including professional Ugandan swim instructors and health and safety training provided by health professional students from the US and Uganda. Our workshops, which will be highly interactive and game-based, will focus on water-borne diseases, water environments and their hazards, personal survival skills, water recuse, first aid, and introduction to water polo. Camp participants will each receive a camp bag with a new t-shirt, swim suit, towel, flip-flops, workbook and pen. All participants will also receive nutritious meals and clean water. Camp participants who can pass a basic water safety exam at the end of camp will receive Splash Safe Ambassador certificates.
Why Drowning Prevention?
The 4-day program will be held at Rest Gardens Resort in Bweyogerere near Lake Victoria. Volunteers will reside at the resort throughout the program and campers will be bused in daily from Youth Rising’s Mukono offices.
Drowning is a major public health problem throughout East Africa, including Uganda. Approximately 5,000 Ugandans drown annually. The good news is that nearly all of these deaths are preventable. Water safety education can SAVE LIVES!