The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is a non-profit organisation that saves lives on South African waters. The NSRI has initiated an education arm called Sea Rescue Programme in Schools, which teaches children what to do in an emergency and gives them the confidence to do CPR as preventative measures while they wait for the ambulance to arrive. Sea Rescue Programme in Schools targets the disadvantaged youth between the ages of 9 and 14, because statistically they are the most at risk (South African Medical Research Council, 2006).
Our aim is to make youngsters aware of the dangers around water and to give them hands on practical experience on how to act in an emergency. Sea Rescue Programme in Schools encourages all South Africans to be more sensible and better prepared. The core message is: learn the local emergency number and be a proactive bystander by knowing what to do while you wait for the ambulance to arrive.
We provide Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, Autism Support Dogs, and Orientation and Mobility (long white cane used instead of a working dog). Our mission is to enhance the lives of visually and physically impaired people and children with autism.