On 29th and 30th May, saigonchildren held a first aid training for 34 kindergarten teachers of Song Ray kindergarten, Cam My district, Dong Nai province. This event is funded as part of the Song Ray kindergarten project, which BASF and other partners helped build in 2019.
The purpose of the training is for kindergarten teachers to acquire basic knowledge about first aid, and be able to identify and perform immediate assistance to children suffering from some common accidents such as bleeding, choking, bone fracture, suffocation, burn, drowning, etc., or even common illness in children such as fever or diarrhea.
During the two days of the training, the teachers went through techniques on how to stanch and dress different types of wounds, how to perform a CPR, a chest compression, or a Heimlich. They also learnt about what to do in the situation of a bone breakage, a burn accident, a drown accident, or in the case that a child accidentally swallows harmful chemicals.
The teachers were also divided into groups to practice the knowledge they had learnt, and were tested and graded on both theory and practicing. One of the teachers shared that because of this training, she is now much more confident in her job because if ever has to face with a similar situation she would know what to do.
Song Ray kindergarten was built in 2019 with the funding from BASF and other partners including Sam Chem Sphere, MKVN Chemicals, Eason Urai Paint, The Sun Chemical, Unique Coating Chemicals, VITA, BAKA, Sahaikaset Agrochemicals, Nippon Paint Vietnam, Phuong Nam Insulation, and BEI Foundation.