In October 2014 the First Aid Canada Team gave back in the form of first aid supplies to underprivileged communities in Honduras through the organization The Friends of Honduran Children.
The FOHC is a non-profit organization based in Peterborough, Ontario. The organization is committed to the delivery of sustainable programs to the impoverished children and families in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Among the several services intended to break the cycle of inequality and poverty in this population, medical brigades is one way to contribute.
This past October (2014), a health promotion brigade consisting of an interdisciplinary team including nursing students from Trent University, travelled to Honduras to deliver supplies as well as educate children of various ages and their caretakers on various health issues, such as; oral hygiene, self-breasts examination, and CPR and First Aid.
First Aid Canada proudly donated supplies such as:
- Multipurpose Kits
- Heavyweight Fabric Bandages
- Sterile Gauze
- Non-Compressed Triangular Bandages
- CPR Face Shields
“With the kind supply donation from First Aid Canada, we were able to equip various schools and orphanages with first aid kits as well as give first aid supplies to the children and caretakers in our audiences.” Said participant, Bianca.
For more information, ways to get involved or to donate please visit: http://www.honduranchildren.com
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