What better place for training the principles of first aid than in a refugee camp where emergency medical help may either be present only part-time or not at all. Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation taught basic first aid in 3 languages, Kurdish, English and Arabic at Kawergosk and Baharka refugee camps. Students were taught how to identify an unconscious person and perform basic resuscitation. How to treat a person who is choking from a foreign body, treating injuries that require splints, applying tourniquets, and treating injuries and burns were also part of the instruction.
Didge Oku, the instructor of this innovative class for refugees, stated, “I was very impressed by the seriousness of the students in the course. They came without any basic knowledge in the field and it was a great feeling to give them the basic information to save lives. It is exciting to see the desire of students to learn the material and their wish to instruct their friends. Students have told me they believe they now know what to do in emergencies.”
Bring Hope seeks to provide not only humanitarian aid for vulnerable people but also to create unique initiatives that build self-esteem, create opportunities for growth and skill building as well as ways to protect the disadvantaged populations. You can be part of these amazing projects, see bringhope.info to learn how.