Basic lifesaving skills, including how to provide immediate attention to a sick or injured person, are essential, especially in areas prone to natural disasters. Our Solomon Islands team has been involved in emergency training as part of the Women Lead in Emergency program.
In early October (2023) representatives from community groups in Kofiloko, New Valley, Tuvaruhu zone 2 and Vura parish were trained by the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society. The beneficiaries included church leaders, women leaders, youth and women and girls. These community members are all direct beneficiaries of the project. The training was the first of its kind.
This First Aid training is inclusive of all in communities and emphasises empowering people to save lives, ensuring workplaces and communities are safer and more resilient.
Training was coordinated by the Red Cross, with funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.