WaterWise Academy is the educational arm of the National Sea Rescue Institute, with a vision to proactively prevent drowning tragedies.
Our primary focus is on children between the ages of 9 and 14 from underpriviledged communities, as they are most at risk of drowning. (Medical Research Council)
Even competent swimmers can drown so, instead of teaching kids to swim, we teach them how to rescue their peers.
Our aim is to make youngsters aware of the dangers around water and to give them hands-on practical experience of how to act in an emergency. Who to call for help and what to do while they wait for help to arrive.
If teens are empowered with the valuable life skill of basic bystander CPR, fewer water related incidents would result in fatal drownings.
The WaterWise Academy is proudly sponsored by Transnet National Ports Authority ( TNPA)