Sharks Board Seamen during MKI training
The Moses Kotane Institute trained sixty Sharks Board Seamen that net the sea every morning of everyday, in the “Learn to Swim Programme”. These employees use boats to complete their work and those that were employed before, did not have swimming skills. In case an accident happens in the sea, they do not have the skills to save themselves.
This programme commenced on the 10th of March 2019 at the upper South Coast and lower South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Lower South Coast consist of four base and thirty employees and upper South Coast consist of three base and thirty employees as well.
The first assessment was conducted at Ilovu swimming pool on the 20th of June 2019 and the second one was conducted on the 24th of June 2019. Seamen are very happy with these swimming skills and instructors from MKI are also very happy with the performance shown by the Seamen.
Alex Ndlovu, one of the Seaman said, as much as they are happy with the progress they have achieved, they would like to have a second set of training or seasonal trainings, to ensure they always up to speed.