Description: Now adays, a very small part of the Togolese population knows the first gestures that save in an accident. However, a victim correctly cared for before the rescue arrives has an additional 10% chance of survival. During the two weeks, the volunteers will be trained by a specialist and will apply their skills to contribute to the learning of first aid gestures.
The objective is to contribute to the awareness and training of the local communities on the actions that save to know how to react in the face of an accident of the life or the work to give a maximum chance of survival to the victims.
Type of Work: Training will be given to volunteers by the trainers of the National Service of Occupational and Sports Medicine (the Occupational Health and Safety Committee). Then, volunteers together with the team of the Red Cross of the village, will organize sensitization sessions on the importance of learning first aid "simple gestures that save". Volunteers as a result of their training in first aid on saving gestures, will train the youth people of the village as peer educators. These peer educators will be the relay of the chain of rescue that will be implanted in the village. This will ensure that after the volunteers leave at the end of the project, these peer educators will multiply their actions in the community for the sustainability of the project. To mark the end of the project, the vo
Study Theme: Outline of the training will be: "Protect-Examine-Making Alert or Alert and Rescue" The gestures will consist in making: the release of a victim, putting in a waiting position (sitting position, half-sitting, lateral position of safety), burn management, stopping a haemorrhage, airway obstruction)
Accommodation: Housing conditions are generally rudimentary. You will be lodged near the site of the camp. The whole group will be housed in the same house, the rooms will be shared, provide small inflatable mattresses or a small floor mat (no bed), sleeping bag, mosquito net ... The kitchen will be organized by the volunteers. Drinking water available.
Language: French is the official language in Togo, but in the southern part of the country the most spoken language is Éwé. French can be considered as the language relegated to a role essentially administrative. NB: The workcamp’s languages will be French and English.
Requirements: The ASTOVOT workcamps are open to everybody, no matter the volunteers’ nationality. The minimum required age is 18. No particular skill is required, being motivated about the activities and being able of maintaining a decent moral behaviour is enough.
Approximate Location: Kpalimé: Kpalime is a lovely city surrounded by hills, 120 Km from the capital Lomé in the south west of Togo. Known for its mild climate, its amazing landscapes and a large variety of tropical fruits, it is a moving city welcoming different peoples from all over the country and many tourists during summertime.
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