One-day refreshment training for RCSS First Aid Instructors

Friday 13th August 2021:

First Aid Instructors of the Red Cross Society of Seychelles will be attending a one-day refreshment training on the new guidelines techniques of life saving skills in the context of the COVID 19 crisis.

The training will take place at the Red Cross Society of Seychelles Headquarters, Providence, as from 8.30a.m on Saturday 14th August 2021. And the instructors will also discuss on issues that they faced over the past years be it on training delivery training equipment’s and tools and from there come up with way forward for the next two coming years.

The guidelines are part of the first aid harmonization pack of the International First Aid, Resuscitation and Education Guidelines 2020, launched on February 2021, by the The Global First Aid Reference Centre (GFARC) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. It seeks to support learning and knowledge sharing for first aid practitioners worldwide.

Along the same line, the Global First Aid Reference Centre) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies operated by the French Red Cross, finalized the pilot phase of the International First Aid Attestation (IFAA) project which aims to harmonise and improve the quality of first aid training courses provided by all National Societies.

To support the implementation of the IFAA, one of the main steps was the training of IFAA representatives who will have a crucial role in the coming months and years. One of RCSS volunteer, also former Secretary General, Mrs Colette Servina participated successfully in the training which took place in December 2020; and is officially part of the IFAA representatives taskforce.

The RCSS takes note of the increasing incidence of disasters due to climate change, and the unprecedented levels of displacement of people because of conflict, violence, and disaster where assistance is required. We also reflect upon our capacity as a National Society to help address the increasing diverse public health needs and to help people cope in times of crisis.