Prudential is committed to working with Viet Nam Red Cross to improve first-aid capacity in schools and communities

31/10/2023 - 05:10

On November 22nd, Vietnam Red Cross in cooperation with Prudential Vietnam Life Assurance Company Limited and Ha Noi Red Cross Chapter organized the launching ceremony of the project “Capacity Building for First Aid at school and community “at Khuong Mai Primary School, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi.

Mr. Tran Quoc Hung – Vice President of Vietnam Red Cross received the project from Mr. Ho Keng Guan – Deputy General Director of Prudential Vietnam Life Assurance Company Limited

With a total budget of more than VND1.8 billion, the project will be implemented from November 2018 to June 2019 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, with the aim of equipping and improving high capacity for teachers, students and the community to prevent and minimize the risk of injury; It then builds and replicates the model of equipping first-aid knowledge and skills in schools in big cities in the following years.

Accordingly, the project activity focuses on training first aid capacity for key teachers and students in 4th and 5th grade of 20 primary schools; communication awareness of the need for the provision of first aid knowledge and skills to the community, especially in schools, to prevent and minimize the risk of injury; organizing first-aid examinations for 20 students; Organizing the First Aid Day in the community and organizing seminars with the participation of leaders of the education and training sector, related departments and mass organizations to introduce and announce the results. The project aims to create a premise to expand the teaching of first-aid knowledge to teachers and students in big cities in the coming years; design, edit and print / produce documentation and communication tool kit as well as provide first aid kit for elementary schools; Carry out pre-intervention post-intervention knowledge and practice (KAP) knowledge.

Mr. Tran Quoc Hung, Vice President of Vietnam Red Cross spoke at the ceremony

Speaking at the ceremony, Tran Quoc Hung, Vice President of the Vietnam Red Cross said: “In the past few years, the Red Cross has received the cooperation of Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited has been involved in a number of charity programs, but this is the first project that Prudential Vietnam has coordinated with Vietnam Red Cross in the field of first aid. The school age group is very active and often enjoys exploring and challenging. The learning environment is always a safe environment for students, but inevitably risk factors can lead to many types of injuries. Therefore, the project has been implemented with the aim of improving the capacity of teachers and students about first aid skills in order to prevent injuries in school. To contribute to health care for people in general, children in particular. With strength and experience in the field of first aid, the Red Cross will implement well the activities of the project, achieving the objectives.

Mr. Ho Keng Guan – Deputy General Director of Prudential Vietnam Life Assurance Co., Ltd spoke at the program

“The program is not only about Prudentials commitment to corporate social responsibility in general and in partnership with Vietnam Red Cross to improve the capacity of the community in particular, which we believe in. We will continue to contribute to the development of the society and the health of the Vietnamese people in the future. “- Mr. Ho Keng Guan – Deputy General Director Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited.

Red Cross staff provides basic first aid techniques for pupils of Khuong Mai Primary School, Hanoi

Ms. Tran Thanh Phuong, a 5th grade student of Khuong Mai Primary School, said: “I am very happy to participate in this program, we will be learning first aid skills when circumstances such as: obstruction of the airway, burns, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, severe bleeding.

In the afternoon of the same day, the implementation of the project to integrate policy advocacy with the education sector aimed at introducing the contents of initial training for teachers and pupils in schools in subsequent years on a large scale.

Nho Quế. Ảnh: Thanh Tùng

Translated by Nguyen Vinh Hoa

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