On the 24th and 25th of April 2019, 10 selected teachers were given the opportunity to expand their skill set and become experienced in delivering first aid to students.
The Adamjee Foundation sponsored the course for Iphutheng primary school in an effort to assist them in maintaining a safe and secure environment for children to learn. As a primary school with over 1000 learners, staff needed to be able to deal efficiently and effectively when children get hurt. Teachers are now better equipped at handling situations where kids’ health, safety and lives are concerned.
The course was administered by Total Risk, a company that specialises in delivering first aid courses. Educators were given both theoretical and practical lessons so that they could understand and implement what they were being taught in a real-life situation.
Both the teachers and principal were grateful for the opportunity. Mrs Tau, an educator who attended the course said, “I found the course to be very fruitful. The facilitators were friendly, helpful and patient through the course. I have gained a lot from the workshop and can now apply first first aid with understanding”. Another teacher mentioned that she felt it assisted her with being more conscious of safety in the workplace, which could help the school decrease the amount of injuries kids experience.
The Adamjee Foundation continuously strives to better the lives of others, and empowering teachers to be better equipped at giving children a safe environment to learn is one of the best ways to accomplish this.
On behalf of the foundation, we wish Iphutheng Primary School success in their endeavours and hope we can continue to contribute to the Alex community in a positive and beneficial way.