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FLOW hosts Life Savers Summer Camp

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Student participant Ashlieh White-Kelly (second right) receives her package from FLOW Foundation’s Executive Chairman, Errol Miller, while her mother, Superintendent Maulette White (right) and St John Ambulance Executive Director Allison Christie-Binger share the spotlight.
Participants from the St John Ambulance’s Young Life-Savers Summer Camp were delighted about their rewards received from FLOW. They are joined by their parents and Alison Christie-Binger (seated, second right), executive director of St John Ambulance and FLOW Foundation’s Executive Chairman, Errol Miller (seated third left).
Deputy Superintendent Joshua Davis (right) fist bumps with his son Andrew Dawkins, congratulating him on his efforts at the recent presentation ceremony. Errol Miller (second right) of FLOW and Allison Christie-Binger, executive director at St John Ambulance look on.

Some 150 children of members of the essential services were recently presented with school supplies courtesy of FLOW.

This was done through a programme organised by St John Ambulance. FLOW presented $300,000 in book vouchers as well as backpacks and stationery for the beneficiaries.

The students participated in a summer first-aid and safety camp geared at equipping relatives of 'first responders' with critical life-saving skills and knowledge in the event that they are called upon to act during an emergency.

Alison Christie-Binger, executive director of St John Ambulance, said the programme is part of a national thrust to train and equip 500 youngsters across the island.

Some participants as young as age six are now "in a better position to offer life-saving and recovery assistance to their peers, families and communities, especially in the absence of their parent(s), who will often be required to be away from home during a national crisis".

Students completing the programme have gained exposure to offering first-aid assistance for incidents of choking, wounds, blood loss, as well as other practical skills.