Students Delighted with St John First Aid Training
At a recent public event, our staff heard from two graduates of the St John basic emergency first aid training course. Meet Sil Namora, a third-year Political Science student, and Geita Taviri, a fourth-year Biological Science student at the University of Papua New Guinea.
The Emergency First Aid Course includes a combination of theory and practical simulations of real-life emergency scenarios. The course teaches a range of first aid skills including CPR, first aid equipment, and alternatives that can be used in rural PNG.
Geita commended the trainer and the intensity of the program. Geita said, “I learned how to use first aid equipment and not just that, but I properly learned how to perform CPR and use the voice prompt defibrillator.”
Moving forward, Geita feels that the skills and knowledge he gained will be immensely beneficial. Geita emphasized that we often forget how important it is to know first aid, “not many people know the significance of first aid, and going through the training highlights its importance.”
Sil also expressed her appreciation for the training, describing it as great and very helpful. She shared a personal reason for her interest in first aid, having lost her father to a heart attack. Sil believes that having basic first aid knowledge could have made a difference in her family’s ability to help him.
Both Geita and Sil, who are interns at the Business Council of Papua New Guinea under The Fresh Program, are enthusiastic about their involvement in first aid training and volunteering opportunities within the ambulance service. Their positive outlook reflects their commitment to enhancing their skills and contributing to the welfare of the community.”