We are stoked to say we had some very productive fundraisers this year and will be able to award not one, not two, but three project grants this year! We received so many great proposals; even with the additional grants choosing ‘winners’ is no easy task. The awardees are, in no particular order:
The International Drowning Research Alliance
The International Drowning Research Alliance (IDRA) is to be established as an international scientific network devoted to all aspects of the use of quantitative and technical methods in drowning research to promote safety in and around water environments. It will be a permanent body of internationally renowned experts dedicated to drowning research around the world.
Congratulations to Catarina Queiroga!
Nile Swimmers is a Charitable Incorporated Organization (CIO) registered with the Charity Commission in England & Wales. Over the next three years (2015-2017) Nile Swimmers will train 250 male and 50 female leaders of the Sudanese Sea Scout movement to deliver drowning prevention programs in the seven states along the length of the River Nile to benefit an estimated 2.3 million people.
Congrats to Dan Graham, Tom Mecrow, Dominic Roberton, and Tilal Salih!
Amelia Island Lifesaving Association
The AILA strives to bring awareness to water safety, and to provide and, or sponsor activities which will decrease the probability of fatal and non-fatal drowning in the community located on Amelia Island, Florida. Unfortunately, we have an average of one loss of life a year. This grant will provide swim lessons for low income families, public water safety clinics, and sponsor low income youth to participate on the local swim team.
Congrats to Angela Ray!