We all need help at times in our lives. We all have accidents now and again and we all get hurt. When we are injured or suddenly unwell, what we want and need is someone to help us-someone who knows what to do. First aid is all about helping people in situations like these.
When we think of first aid training, we normally think about first aid training for adults. This isn’t necessarily a bad assumption. However, it does show that we often don’t bother investing in teaching first aid skills to children, and this shouldn’t be the case. Investing in first aid training for the children at school not only gives the students in care vital skills but also encourages communication and leadership abilities.
Having children who are well equipped with first aid skills make a great difference in the entire safety of the school and home because any emergency that occurs can be handled immediately.
It is important teaching children because no one knows or can predict when an emergency may occur.
In view of the above, and in collaborations with Flat Stan First Aid UK, First Intervention Ghana has initiated a project dubbed "Flat Stan Project" where kids in school and outside school are taught on basic lifesaving skills on emergency situation.
Training of kids from six schools and one football field was piloted and had significant number of kids totaling 1,787 age between 4 to 14years. Due to that, many more schools have express high interest in enrolling into the project so this calls for: First Responders, emts, Nurses, Medics, Doctors, Firefighters and healthcare professionals to volunteer with First Intervention Ghana to reach-out to many schools in Ghana with basic first aid skills. ‘’It is an on-going program’’