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The Foundation

Sport has the power to inspire young people and transform lives. This is the central idea that prompted Princess Charlene of Monaco to launch a Foundation that would work to end death and disease caused by water fatalities.

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Her Serene Highness The Princess Charlene of Monaco

Her Serene Highness has contributed to many charitable causes. Her interest in humanitarian work began when her childhood in Africa exposed her to the challenges faced by children in underprivileged communities.

Charlene Lynette Wittstock was born on the 25th January 1978 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, but moved to South Africa at the age of 12.

Our Mission

Launched on 14th December 2012, the primary objective of The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation is to save lives by putting an end to drowning.

The Foundation’s mission is threefold: to raise public awareness about the dangers of water and drowning, to teach children preventative measures to decrease water-related morbidity and mortality, and to teach people how to swim.