Qatar Red Crescent Society’s (QRCS) branch in Al-Khor is going on with its services for the local community of Al-Shamal northern part of the country, with a series of informative and training lectures at some schools and social centers as well as participation in the Safe Journey Exhibition, serving as many as 1,400 beneficiaries, mostly youngsters.

Under the ‘I Am a Paramedic,’ a program executed by QRCS and sponsored by Ras Laffan Community Outreach Programme (COP), four health awareness lectures were organized for 450 students of Umm Salal Ali Model Independent School for Boys, Simaisma Primary School for Boys, and Simaisma Preparatory School for Boys.

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The lectures raised awareness among the young students about the importance and principles of first aid. They were trained in how to medically help any student suffering a fracture, wound, or nosebleed.

In relation to health education, QRCS held two hygiene lectures for 450 students of Grades 1-6 of Al-Khor Model School for Boys and Umm Salal Ali Model Independent School for Boys.

QRCS lecturers introduced the students to personal hygiene, common diseases, and preventive precautions.

Another lecture on nutrition was delivered by Dr. Mohalal Mohamed Ahmed for the teachers and parents at Umm Salal Model Kindergarten for Boys. The lecture covered good nutrition guidelines and the impact of malnutrition, informing the attendees of their significant role in promoting this information among others.

In the two-day Safe Journey exhibition held at Al-Shamal Sports Club and Al-Thakhira Youth Center, QRCS had a special corner to communicate with the students, introduce them to QRCS’s activities and services, distribute health education printouts, and conduct blood sugar and pressure tests for free for the attendance, which was above 500 visitors.