Decontamination of Unity Classroom Blocks, Rivers State College of Health and Environmental Management Sciences, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State

Association of Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness International, Rivers State Team, carried out its first maiden project at Rivers State College of Health and Environmental Management Sciences, Port Harcourt , Rivers State on the 8th of August 2020. A journey that has focus on its mission does not succumb to obstructions. Being the maiden project of the Rivers State chapter of A-HSEAI, success did not come easy but with perseverance, team work and determination, we prevailed. This tells us a lot as regards to future endeavors. It was a great success.

The event kicked off after proper precautionary measures were put in place.

The objective of the program was to decontaminate the school of microbes , and getting ready for resumption . This project also helped to foster a working relationship between the authorities of the College and AHSEAI in order to create an enabling environment for the organization to carry out future activities with ease, and also generate awareness for the organization.

A-HSEAI, observed all covid 19 instructions during the project. 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.

In response, the provost of the School, through the Dean of Environmental Studies Mr. Mbato thanked the association for embarking on the sensitization and decontamination project and a letter of appreciation was given by the school.

Being the maiden project executed, we have managed to demonstrate that we are a serious organization with clear goals and plans, establish a working relationship with a reputable institution and formally issue Certificate of decontamination to the institution.This has helped to Publicize the organization, recruit new volunteers and familiarize with members of the organization.

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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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Awareness on Health & Safety in Secondary Schools

A-HSEAI, started the journey of a thousand miles with a bold step! The first phase of her project for the 1st quarter of 2020: Creating Awareness on Health & Safety, to school children and their teachers.

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.
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. We are not stopping here!

The last phase comes up next week Thursday, 19th March, for Uyo Senatorial District, at Community Secondary School, Aka Offot.

The journey has just began! No going back, as we are leaving no stone unturned. We will cut across all geopolitical zones. To this effect, we have established branches in almost all the states in the Federation. This is to ensure that every nook and cranny is part of the beneficiaries. Grassroot is our target; reaching out to the “common” man. Our sleeves are already rolled up for the task ahead.

Thank you all for your supports and encouragement.

A-HSEAI, Creating Awareness for a better and safer life!

Ujunwa Okeke
VP, Public Relations

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