Born on a refugee boat, Thu Fampidi is taking swimming lessons to overcome her fears
- Eighty per cent of drowning deaths in 2022 involved adults.
- A new adult learn-to-swim program is being rolled out around the country.
- Participant Thu Fampidi says it has been a lifelong goal to conquer her fear of swimming.
Escaping Vietnam after the communist takeover, Thu Fampidi was born on a boat packed with refugees fleeing for their lives. The vessel navigated stormy conditions as her family searched for safety.
The boat took off from south Vietnam and dodged pirates off the coast of Thailand before heading south towards Indonesia, where it was rescued by a foreign…
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