Road Safety Education in schools aims to prepare and equip students especially young people with the knowledge, skills and positive attitudes that will enable them to stay safe in and around different traffic environments. Therefore morbidity and mortality due road traffic accident will reduced that is our main goal in HPR to have health nation free of accident.
But if accidents happen HPR also teach first aid to students provides them with the essential skills that can be life-saving.
Groupe Scolaire Ste Famille, Ste Ignatius and Group Scolaire Camp Kanombe were schools where teaching sessions took place in this week from 18th to 21stSeptember . we have conducted teaching sessions about road safety at GS Camp Kanombe, CPR and recovery position at Ste Ignatius and Different First Aid Skills like: Immobilizing suspected fractured limb to reduce further injuries, Stop bleeding, managing dehydration and road safety at GS Ste Famille.
Dr Jack, Ami, Dr Charles, Augustin, Rene and Dr Marcel were HPR volunteer who have conducted teaching Sessions in those mentioned schools. HPR volunteers tell students about the dos and don'ts in situations like injuries, accidents, and burn
As we all know that prevention is better than cure, the most emphasis was put on promoting safe behavior like waring helmet on motocycle, seat belt in a car, look left and right before crossing the roads, use zebra crossing areas, respect of traffic lights, etc and students were encouraged to abandon reckless behavior such as drive while drunken, playing on roads ground, not wearing helmet while on motocycle, etc.
Schools believe this small effort will make their students learn how to avert the danger by remaining vigilant on the road and following all the safety rules and to safeguard their own health and help others in emergency.
Student showing other Students the use helmet
Students at Ste Ignatius said they have learnt a lot during these sessions. "We didn't know much about road safety and how to give first aid treatment in an emergency. But after the this session, we are confident that we can give first aid when required to do so,''