- Service Description
The Gecko Inc. service group focuses on helping disadvantaged Sri Lankan children to develop basic water safety skills. Considering the fact that Sri Lanka is an island, a child’s ability to feel safe around water is critical to preventing drownings.
- Mission Statement
The Gecko Inc. service group focuses on helping disadvantaged Sri Lankan children to develop basic water safety skills.
- Vision Statement
To ensure all children can feel safe around water.
The gecko Inc service group thus far has a goal in mind which is to plan for the future. How can we plan the future of this group to be successful in a time of uncertainty. What we have done thus far are brainstormed multiple ideas. (seen below)
- Donating old swimsuits, goggles, gear…
- For beginners: being able to flip onto their backs and float, blowing bubbles (simple activities to feel comfortable in the water)
- For Intermediate: swimming without a board (learning to rely on themselves)
- For Advanced: teaching them the technique of strokes + Fitness
- Social Media:
- Instagram Account (to reach OSC audience in case of fundraisers, donations)
- Youtube channel – videos
- GeckoInc email
And of those ideas, we plan to expand the work from these as the basis and foundation of the group especially during a time where being physically in contact with the kids and teaching them how to swim is very difficult. Thus far we have created 1 video that is ready to publish on our social media platforms of Instagram and Youtube. Which will then be distributed to the kids so that they can digest the fundamentals of swimming at beginners, intermediated, and advanced levels. The aim is to provide these kids basic knowledge of swimming even though they don’t have access to a pool. Furthermore, our more ambitious goals such as donations of swim gear will be hopefully succeded in the future, as swim gear is the first step to allow these kids the best possible chance of becoming more independent and stronger swimmers.