Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Staying Safe is Kidís Play
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Staying Safe is Kidís Play

Kids on Baliís East Coast Learn to Become Lifesavers


Bali News: Staying Safe is Kidís Play
Click Image to Enlarge

(4/28/2013)

The Jakarta Post reports how elementary school children living on the eastern coast of Bali are being turned into junior lifeguards. Most of the children involved in the pioneering project come from Lebih village in Gianyar, a one-half hour drive from Bali’s capital of Denpasar.

While villagers at Lebih were once frightened and intimidated by the large waves that washed their shores, familiarization with the ways of the ocean through training provided for elementary school age students has helped “drown-proof” many local children and created lucrative job opportunities working as lifeguards both in Bali and abroad.

The village itslef now employs 20 lifeguards with an estimated 50 other villagers now working overseas, guarding swimmers on distant shores.

A village leader, Wayan Gede Pradnyana, told the press that Lebih now holds an annual Lebih Beach Festival that includes swimming competitions and other games organized by Surf Life Saving Australia.

Surf Life Saving Australia provides courses for village children on basic swimming, water survival and life-savings techniques.

Pradnyana recalls how his village was initially approached and offered assistance by Surf Life Australia largely because the village has its own swimming pool, considered essential to the training of young swimmers and lifeguards.

Training is conducted for children from  two grade schools every Sunday morning on the beach. Explained Pradnyana: “We teach the children using a guide book provided by Surf Life Saving Australia, which contains lessons about basic lifeguard skills and first aid to save victims. We hope that the children can learn how to save themselves and others.”

The five-week course will eventually certify some 200 students and celebrated on a graduation day that will include beach runs and swimming competitions.

Winners will also receive books and swimming gear provided by Surf Life Saving Australia and the village administration.

All training for the children is provided without charge.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Plain Spoken about Tourism
President-elect Joko Widodo Speaks to Bali About Tourism
(8/31/2014)
Bali Training the Worldís Green Leaders
UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon Visits Baliís Green School and Praises it Revolutionary Commitment to Sustainability
(9/1/2014)
Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
Macbeth Footwear Teams Up with Solemen to Donate Shoes for the Poor
(8/31/2014)
Gypsy at the Wheel
Widespread Violation of Laws on Taxi Meter Use Damaging the Reputation of Bali as a Tourism Destination
(8/30/2014)
It's a Jungle Out There
Denpasar Zoning and Building Authorities Falling Miserably in the Enforcement of the Law
(8/31/2014)
Tough Rules for Hotel Permits in Kuta, Bali
Bali Stops Hotels on Postage Stamp-Sized Pieces of Land in Kuta
(9/1/2014)
For Fans of Fantinel
Six Outstanding Courses and Paired Wines from Fantinel of Northeast Italy at Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant Ė Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali on Friday, September 19, 2014
(8/31/2014)
A Park for Pedestrians
Pedestrian Underpass at Ngurah Rai Monument at Bali Airport Set to Open in Early 2015
(8/31/2014)
We've Got Rhythm!
Bali's Famous and Inspiring Kecak Dance Has a Rich and Varied History
(8/31/2014)
Run for Someone Elseís Life
14th Chapter of Hard Rock Hotel Bali Rock ĎN Run 5 Kilometer Fun Run Sunday, November 2, 2014
(8/31/2014)
In Style and Safety to Gili Trawangan
Bounty Cruises Mounts Luxury Daily Departures from Bali to Gili Trawangan
(8/29/2014)
In Urgent Need of Connections
PLTU Celukan Bawang Aiming to Start Producing Electrical Power for Bali in December 2014 - a Year Behind Schedule
(8/31/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents