Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has announced that it will implement ‘I am a paramedic’ programme providing first-aid training for the students of 19 schools in Al Shamal, the northern region of the State of Qatar.

The first-aid programme is sponsored by a QR1,000,000 donation from Ras Laffan Community Outreach Program (COP), and will start as of the beginning of school year 2014/15, targeting students aged 10 to 17 year old.

The programme has been revealed during a press conference held at the QRC headquarters attended by Rashid bin Saad Al Mohannadi, Director of QRC-Al Khor Branch; Moza Ibrahim Al Mohannadi, Senior Operations Officer, Ras Ras Laffan Community Outreach Program; and Ahmed bin Ali Al Mohannadi, ORYX GTL Vice Executive President for Administrative Affairs.

Rashid Al Mohannadi said:

The programme will serve students in the northern regions and follows on from a project launched by QRC in 2008-2009 that targeted 20 independent schools in Doha.’

According to Al Mohannadi, this year the project will operate in collaboration with partners and will target 19 schools, providing them with training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as well as how to deal with choking, bleeding, fractures, nosebleeds, burns, eye injuries, in addition to special cases such as patients with epilepsy, asthma, poisoning, and how to move the injured, in addition to the initial response to an accident.

Oryx’s Ahmed Al Mohannadi, said:

Ras Laffan Community Outreach Program works relentlessly to provide various forms of physical and moral support to institutions and organisation in Qatar, out of its commitment to social responsibility to help realise Qatar National Vision 2030. It’s our commitment as an integral part of this community.’

Meanwhile, Moza Al Mohannadi pointed that the Community Outreach Program holds security and safety as one of the pillars of their CSR programme which is embodied into the sponsorship of a number of campaigns and social events involving different social categories.

The 2008-2009 ‘I am a paramedic’ project was a great success and benefited over 11,000 students.