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IoM Government donation to RNLI to benefit children in Bangladesh

Neil Smith, Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Alison Gordon. Photo courtesy of RNLI.

Drowning is leading cause of death among Bangladeshi kids

Children in Bangladesh will benefit from a donation of almost £60,000 to the RNLI from the Isle of Man Government.

The £57,855 payment, which comes from the Government's International Development Budget, will be used to train 100 young people as swimming instructors to deliver lessons to rural communities.

Once qualified, the instructors will be able to provide life saving lessons to 10,000 children.

Drowning is the leading cause of death among children in Bangladesh, with 40 dying every day.

Political member of the Cabinet Office Dr Alex Allinson MHK says the Island has a responsibility to help overseas:

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