Health & Safety Awareness in Secondary Schools, Uyo senatorial district

A journey that has focus on its mission does not succumb to obstructions. There is always a way to have access to any difficult situation without going against rule. We broke barrier not the rule.The second phase of A-HSEAI project of 1st quarter ended with great success. Ikot Ekpene and Uyo Senatorial Districts.

A-HSEAI, in the heat of coronavirus, continued her journey of Health and Safety awareness as coronavirus was part of the discuss. The participants were all screened on arrival by our medical team. Hand sanitizers were also provided and was ensured that participants got their hands sanitized.

The event kicked off after proper precautionary measures were put in place. The awareness continued on:
Hazard and Risks Identification and control, Road Safety and use of seat belt, fire fighting and practicals on operation of fire extinguisher, unsafe act and unsafe condition, Incidents and Accidents/ Emergency Response, Lassa Fever, corona Virus, dangers of drug abuse, practical demonstration on basic first aids including arrest of hemorrhage, choking, foreign body in the eyes, nose bleeding, Fainting attack and basic knowledge about CPR were discussed

Fire Extinguishers and First Aid boxes were donated to each school. The president of A-HSEAI, presented Health and Safety Handbook to some students as a way to enhance their knowledge which they appreciated immensely.
It was an amazing success story, as the school children showed excitement and enthusiasm to the whole exercise as they asked mind blowing questions that were answered professionally.

In her response, the Head Teacher of Model Community Secondary School, Mrs. Excel Favour thanked the association for embarking on sensitization on secondary schools which is the larger proportion in the state and urged teachers to disseminate the information from the awareness campaign to other students in order to curtail the spread of the disease.

Also Speaking at the sensitization programme, the representative for Commissioner Ministry of Environment and Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Ini-Favour Umoh lauded the association for the choice of targeting both public and private schools in the State which will help train both teachers and pupils about the symptoms and ways to prevent it.

The journey has no bus stop though with vision and mission. The journey continues. Thanks to all our supporters for the contribution to the success of this maiden event, www.hseai.org/supporters

A-HSEAI, taking safety to the ends of the earth

Ujunwa Okeke
VP, Public Relations.

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