Specialized skills training is considered a luxury especially when many schools in lower income areas are struggling to keep the lights on, the water running and books on the shelves. Playgrounds are fun places but they aren’t just fun and games, things can go wrong very quickly.
Last month we held our first First Aid pop up work shop facilitated by Safetech, a registered health and safety organization.
Without this kind of specialized training there is little capability to handle situations such as choking, epileptic attacks or wound care.
It is our ambition to empower schools through their teachers. Pop ups like this is an investment in our teachers to be the guardians of our children’s minds and their safety.
We need to do more to empower school teachers through training so that they can handle everyday medical-emergency situations better and we will continue to do so one work(shop) at a time.