Away from the Book Haram Insurgence in the north-Eastern Nigeria, to a peaceful environment in Lagos, the Children affected during the insurgence and children living in Araromi Community Slum in Ajegunle learnt first Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as Nigeria celebrates her 56th Independence.fb_img_1475391830805

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 and those affected during the Book Haram Insurgence in partnership with Agatha Obiageli Aghedo Memorial Foundation, Child Right Foundation, Safety Health Environmental Concept with some other first Aid enthusiasts.

According to Akinfosile Dare Joseph who is a first Aid instructor at First Aid Services Nigeria ” 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. “

The essence of the training was to teach children safety measures , resuscitation, hemorrhage control hereby making children first Aid heroes and life savers.fb_img_1475358945870

Omoyele Isaac success of dreams from the slum 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 now first Aid heroes and life savers with knowledge and measures to be taken during  emergency and administering Basic First Aid.

By Dotun Roy is a development driven news website with the overall goal of amplifying, promoting and advocating for positive societal change through Sustainable Development advocacy in line with UN SDGs components such as education, environmental sustainability and Climate Change, Human Rights, health, finance, housing, good governance as well as security in Nigeria and across the world.

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