Students receive first aid skills training


A GROUP of students living at Eboni Street in Hohola sacrificed their holiday to learn first aid skills provided by the PNG Red Cross Society through its community-based training last week.
The 22 children from Grades 4-12 spent five days with PNGRCS staff and volunteers who taught them basic first aid before they were issued certificates valid for three years.
Participant Salamo Kavora, 19, said the training would be useful as she could help her family and friends at home and school during emergencies.
“I got to learn how to care and manage fractures, poisons, sprains and many other things. It’s very interesting.” Kavora said.
“Most students don’t know first aid and when they encounter situations where a person has collapsed, fainted or gets injured, they panic and do not know what to do and as a result the person’s life is endangered.”
Kavora said first aid training should be compulsory in schools.
PNG Red Cross secretary-general Philip Tapo said the training should continue in communities and schools to assist people to save lives.
He urged them to take up productive hobbies and interests in their early life for better character-building and one way they could do that was to become a volunteer with PNG Red Cross and get involved in the Red Cross humanitarian work.

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