With the current job competition in Kenya, qualifications keep on varying from one subject to the other. Things have now changed from the concentrated ICT skills and now having First Aid skills is being the order of the day in most industries and technical jobs.
On 3rd June 2014, Ndhiwa Maarifa Centre was glad to host a team from First Aid Africa on a four hour training of the 30 youths during their first aid awareness campaign. Being fresh from school, most of these youths had never received an opportunity to embed their future carriers apart from the free basic ICT training offered by ALIN.
The major intention onto why First Aid Africa offering this course is not for the teams to acquire jobs, but it is a matter of them being aware on how to save a life whenever an incident calls for. The key aims of first aid can be summarized in three key points:-
Preserve life: the overriding aim of all medical care, including first aid, is to save lives and minimize the threat of death.
Prevent further harm: also sometimes called prevent the condition from worsening, or danger of further injury, this covers both external factors, such as moving a patient away from any cause of harm, and applying first aid techniques to prevent worsening of the condition, such as applying pressure to stop a bleed becoming dangerous.
Promote recovery: first aid also involves trying to start the recovery process from the illness or injury, and in some cases might involve completing a treatment, such as in the case of applying a plaster to a small wound.
First aid training also involves the prevention of initial injury and responder safety, and the treatment phases. So far through the Maarifa Centre, we have been able to organize training access to over 200 community members for the past four years. We thank First Aid Africa team for their partnership commitment.