Swimming is a basic, but essential life skill
We help to cultivate water awareness & safety, especially in developing countries. Since it's inception the African Children Aquatic Foundation has had one goal- to make Africa water safe from grassroots level. There are an estimated 236 000 annual drowning deaths worldwide. The majority in developing countries.We're on a mission to change that.
A FOUNDATION FOR THE PEOPLE
The African Children Aquatic Foundation (ACAF) is the brainchild of Arrie and Lizette Botha. They own the largest swimming academy for infants and toddlers in South Africa, namely Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy. This swimming academy was established in 1993 and serves nearly 4 000x swimmers every month at their eight branches, which includes a newly established branch in Namibia.
AFRICAN CHILDREN AQUATIC FOUNDATION
WHY WE STARTED
The ACAF is about the empowerment of communities and people living in those communities. The focus is water safety and swim development but spreads much wider than that. Our foundation understands the daily struggle of ordinary township- and village dwellers who are most of the times unable to satisfy their basic daily needs, like food, shelter, schooling, and healthcare.
WE EMPOWER DISADVANTAGED
CHILDREN AND COMMUNITIES
Our foundation is a collective effort where we want all communities to be involved by either becoming a donor, partner, volunteer and/or project supporter. Partner with us and make a difference in people’s lives.
The ACAF is a charitable venture that started under the umbrella of Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy. Through teaching children how to be water safe the ACAF was born as a way to provide education to those in need on the African continent. The ACAF is constantly expanding. We have amazing plans for new schools, new coaches, and creating more access to education for Africa.