Be Safe 2023

Be Safe 2023

Enactus ECU intends to run the “Be Safe” project multiple times throughout the summer, with the goal of hosting 2-3 courses each year. Our team is dedicated to promoting beach safety education and raising awareness about the risks associated with swimming at Australian beaches. By providing international students with the knowledge and skills they need to stay safe in the water, we hope to prevent tragic accidents and save lives. Our courses are open to all international students visiting Australia, and we encourage anyone interested in learning more about beach safety to sign up for our next session, which will take place in September 2024 at Mullaloo Beach. Join us in promoting beach safety and ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all who visit Australian beaches

Australian beaches are renowned for their natural beauty and scenic views, but they can also be incredibly dangerous. In the last decade alone, 32 international students have drowned on Australian beaches, and 3 in every 4 drownings in Australian waters are international tourists. These frightening statistics highlight the country’s significant coastal drowning issue, which is largely attributed to a lack of knowledge and education regarding the dangers and strength of the waves at Australian beaches, limited swimming skills, and a lack of beach safety awareness and knowledge.

That’s where the “Be Safe” project comes in. Our goal is to prevent international students from drowning on Australian beaches through adequate beach safety education. Our one-day course is designed to help increase beach safety knowledge and awareness by teaching students the importance of swimming between the flags on the beach, knowing where the lifeguard tower is located, how to recognize dangerous rips and waves, and how to swim out of a rip successfully. In addition, students will receive an introductory first aid training course, learn which animals to avoid on the sand and in the water, and experience some Australian culture with a classic sausage sizzle and a drink.

The Team

Rebecca Fernandez Campal

Dany Abraham