Ten Divisions of Lesotho Red Cross Society celebrated the World First Aid Day with children from primary schools around their areas.
The theme for this year is : “ FIRST AID FOR AND BY CHILDREN”
“Children are very active and get into mischief that sometimes puts them in danger of getting harmed. There are many accidents that children experience on a daily basis, whether at home or school, that is why we are happy that the theme focuses on them so that they know what do when the other is injured during play,” said Ms Liteboho Ratsiu, LRCS Divisional Secretary Mafeteng.
2016 theme is “First Aid for and by children” was identified by IFRC after realising that children constitute a large portion of the population that receives First Aid .
The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) identifies children as first aid providers and recognizes that they make up a large portion of the population that receives first aid help in emergencies.
The first Saturday of September is marked each year by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as the World First Aid Day where 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies volunteers celebrate the important activity that saw the birth of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in 1863
The RCRC Movement is the largest and most respected educator and provider of First Aid in the world due to its history from 1863 where volunteers provided First Aid to armed forces involved in the Solferino war. RCRC Movement volunteer are trained and train others and provide First Aid during both manmade and natural disasters throughout the world. This year the day was marked on September 10th.
In only one year (2015) Lesotho Red Cross has trained more than 2000 people and more people and companies are seeing the importance of having trained people in First Aid in their midst.
2015 World Red Cross Day focused on the Aged .