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First Aid Awareness by Red Cross.

There are many situations which may require first aid, and many countries have legislation, regulation, or guidance which specifies a minimum level of first aid provision in certain circumstances. This can include specific training or equipment to be available in the workplace, the provision of specialist first aid cover at public gatherings, or mandatory first aid training within schools. First aid, however, does not necessarily require any particular equipment or prior knowledge, and can involve improvisation with materials available at the time, often by untrained people. 

By administering immediate care during an emergency, you can help an ill or injured person before EMS, Emergency Medical Services arrive. And you may be able to help save a life. However, even after training, remembering the right first aid steps – and administering them correctly – can be difficult. In order to help you deliver the right care at the right time, the red cross youth of Mombasa team was kind enough to offer free basic first aid awareness at Swahilipot hub, on Friday 2nd August. 

It was a very interactive session of knowing basic needs or items to carry around with In case one does not own a first aid kit. Members learned that there are many tools at home that could help in more than one way. This was one way of strengthening the bond between red cross youth and swahilipot hub members. A way of welcoming them to Swahilipot hub, a short dissemination session, networking and getting to know each other. Find photos below.  

 

Follow our page here or watch the Facebook live video of first aid demonstration here videos/2412501582360124/

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Community Governance in Swahilipot Hub Community

The community Governance Model in Swahilipot Hub was formed on 20th December, 2017 . This was after an active participation in analyzing the strategic plan of 2017 reported by the executive team on their achievements and challenges they faced on the implementation process.However, a gap was noticed between the executive team and the community insofar as information, decision making and involvement of the community is a factor in Swahili pot. Realization that we are the right members to participate in decision making and suggestions of possible solutions to our challenges as a community triggered the formation of this department. This meeting created a sense of belonging to us members .It is from then that we developed an understanding of where we are now and where we opt to be. Democratically, a team of six members were elected. Three members of the executive were added in the team.
Community Governance team members:

Mwanahamisi Adam -chairlady
Simeon Oriko- Advisory Board Member
Francis Ikoha- co-chair
Vincent Ouma
Jamila Hassan Awadh
Kelvin Omondi
Simon Adeya
Rajab Salim
Britone Mwasaru
Angela Mumbi

We all have come together to pursue a common goal as an a Tech and Art Community,Community governance is all about the process of involving the community in decision making.We are in the process of devolping a positive strength based strategy as our community development approach. We will not dwell so much on what is absent but how well can we maximize what we have to make Swahilipot hub even more comfortable .Community governance department will ensure the fulfillment of the following through a survey that we want to carry out.
1. Culture and solutions
Will gather beliefs, rules, values, power ,ideas and knowledge of the community members in regard of the 2017 strategic plan .The goal of this process is to identify what is readily available to maximize it’s use, challenges ,issues and possible solutions .
2. Accommodate change
This are the things to do. The solutions proposed will be worked on to our best capacity. We will incorporate what was suggested by the community members.
3. Results that matter.
Successful results are expected from this process that will cause a difference that counts.
Thank you now and forever,
Mwanahamisi Adam – chairlady

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