TWO University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) students say they are grateful for the first aid training they received from St John Ambulance.
Fourth-year biological science student Geita Taviri and third-year political science student Sil Namora, both Business Council of PNG’s The Fresh Programme interns, said the course taught them a range of first aid skills, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use of first aid equipment and alternatives that could be used in rural PNG.
“I learned how to use first aid equipment and not just that, but I properly learned how to perform CPR and use the voice- prompted defibrillator,” Taviri said.
“Not many people know the significance of first aid, and going through the training highlights its importance.”
Taviri said the skills and knowledge gained would be beneficial later.
Namora also expressed his appreciation for the training and described it as great and helpful.
He shared a personal reason for his interest in first aid after having lost his father to a heart attack.
Namora believed that having basic first aid knowledge could have made a difference in his family’s ability to help him.
Taviri and Namora were 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.
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