19/04/2012 – Kandy Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Red Cross Society Kandy branch organized a First Aid Training Programme for School children in the area from 30th March – 06th of April 2012 under the Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction Programme.
The trainings were conducted in Pushpadana Balika Vidyalaya, Dharmaraja College, Hillwood College, Gothami Balika Vidyalaya, Dharmawickrama Balika Vidyalaya, and D.S Senanayake Vidyalaya in Kandy.
This activity has been coordinated with the support of the District Disaster Management Unit (DDMU) and Ministry Of Education in Kandy which was funded by the German Red Cross Society.
The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s (SLRCS) qualified First Aid trainers conducted the training using standard junior first aid curriculum developed by the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s National Headquarters (NHQ). Officials from German Red Cross, Government Authorities and Branch governance monitored the activity.
School principals and the staff extended their fullest cooperation into this activity and said “Children can be practical and courageous in an emergency – if they are properly trained in first aid, and this training will help them to cope with emergencies in day to day life”.