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Thank you for stopping by to check out the Australian Water Safety on the Mekong (AWSOM) Project!


Striving towards zero drownings in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam through the provision of education and awareness.


Drowning is a leading cause of death in low and middle income regions of Asia (Unicef, (2012). Thirty two children drown daily in Vietnam (The Alliance for Safer Children, 2012). This number equates to 11,680 children per year losing their lives through a preventable cause. The World Health Organisation has recognised drowning as a serious and neglected public health threat.

The Australian Water Safety on the Mekong (AWSOM) Project was launched in 2013 as a result of a successful volunteer tour to Vietnam in January 2012. We are a small charity based in Perth, Australia (Charitable Licence 21613) and My Tho City, Vietnam (Certificate of Operation 402/CNV-HD). Donations of $2.00 and over to AWSOM Project are tax-deductible under the Income Tax Assessment (Developing Country Relief Funds) Declaration 2021.

Change the life of a child with disability in Vietnam by becoming Survive and Thrive Sponsor. A ONE TIME ONLY $60.00 donation will ensure a child with disability receives regular swimming and water safety lessons throughout the year, plus transportation to and from their school or home to the swimming pool.

Donations to AWSOM Project will help us to save the lives of children in Vietnam

Read all the latest news and updates about the work of our charity


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