In the spirit of showing oneness during the 56th Independence Day celebration, internally displaced children affected by the boko haram insurgence in the North East, and also children living in Araromi Community slum in Ajegunle, Lagos were taught First Aid & Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
The occasion which was orchestrated by First Aid Services Nigeria and Dreams from the Slum Initiative commemorated Nigeria’s 56th independence day celebration by taking First Aid and CPR to children living in undeserved community slum.
One of the organisers of the auspicious event, Akinfosile Dare Joseph, a first Aid instructor at First Aid Services Nigeria said “First Aid is for everyone everywhere and we are on the move to ensure we have first aid heroes in every community so we can save lives and have a more emergency prepared community. “
He further went on “The essence of the training was to teach children safety measures , resuscitation, hemorrhage control thereby making children first Aid heroes and life savers”.
Another organiser from Dreams from the slum, Omoyele Isaac added that ” While accidents can and do happen to virtually everyone, they tend to happen with kids a lot more frequently and the training will help them curb such incidence because they also learnt how to improvise in emergency situations and most importantly calling for help”.
The training recorded 75 children who are now first Aid heroes and life savers with safety knowledge and measures to be taken during emergency situation and how to administer Basic First Aid treatment.
The training was in partnership with. Sister Non governmental organisations; Agatha Obiageli Aghedo Memorial Foundation, Child Right Foundation, Safety Health Environmental Concept with some other first Aid enthusiasts.