Fundació Fluidra heading up construction of a “social pool” in SenegalApril 22, 2021
Project will help over 2,000 Dakar children learn to swim.
Fundació Fluidra will provide funding, Fluidra will supply materials, and local customer Sensec will build it.
Fundació Fluidra has announced it will undertake a new project consisting of building a swimming pool at a school in Thiaroye, on the outskirts of Senegalese capital Dakar, with the aim of helping over 2,000 children from the city learn to swim.
The project will be implemented through the partnership between KAG25 (a corporate vehicle channeling aid in Senegal), Fundació Fluidra, Fluidra Export, and Sensec, a local construction firm and Fluidra customer. Fundació Fluidra will fund the project, Fluidra Export will supply the necessary materials, and Sensec will be tasked with building it.
The pool will be semi-Olympic in size (25 x 12.5 meters), enabling all types of activities, including swimming competitions. It will be fitted with the latest connectivity technologies, optimizing operation, maintenance, and efficiency.
The pool managers will be able to tap all the related metrics to make it more sustainable and safer. A connected pool simplifies maintenance and facilitates social action.
The plan has been developed from the previous links between Fundació Fluidra and the Écoles Pies of West Africa partnering through the KAG25 joint venture to provide job training in intensive farming in the Karang region. Fundació Fluidra is aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8.
“We are building the pool to help as many children and young people as possible learn to swim and give them tools that could save their lives,” said Fundació Fluidra president Joan Planes.
A report from the World Health Organization says drowning is one of the top 10 causes of death for children across the world. It also puts death rates by drowning at 15 to 20 times higher in Africa than Europe.
With projects like this, Fundació Fluidra aims to boost the concept of the “social pool” that seeks to improve society through enjoyment of a swimming pool, in line with the Fluidra mission to “create the perfect pool and wellness experience responsibly”.