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New push to teach Fiji children to swim

New push to teach Fiji children to swim

Updated 3 December 2013, 9:12 AEDT

You might find it hard to believe that in island nations like Fiji many don't know how to swim.

It's prompted volunteers from the to set up a 'nippers' program to teach children about safety on the wateFiji Surfing Associationr.

Andy Eames is a surf life saver who's helping run the project.

He's in Fiji as part of the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development program, which is an Australian Government initiative.

Presenter:Richard Ewart

Speaker:Andy Eames, Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development volunteer, Fiji Surfing Association

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