Teen teaches community first aid

Disaster Response | Print

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

Your gifts can empower young widows to provide for their children and help refugee fathers keep their families fed.

But, you can also inspire the next generation to improve their communities and set examples for others.

Kumail is about 14 years old, but he’s already taking responsibility for the safety of his friends and neighbors.

This boy lives in a poor, rural area. Most people in this region farm, eking out their livelihoods by raising wheat, rice, and vegetables. Few have cars, so donkey carts and motorbikes populate the village roads.

Unfortunately, villagers also have few options when disasters strike their sleepy communities. The government has set up medical clinics in the area, but they are poorly run and provide subpar care. So, when locals sustain injuries during floods or when they break bones in motorbike accidents, few people know what to do.

But, Kumail can help—thanks to supporters like you.

You have helped fund an emergency response training program in his area that has taught locals how to react in urgent situations like fires, electrical accidents, and motorbike collisions. Kumail and other participants have learned how to “stop, look, and think” before responding to an emergency, and they have learned the five basic steps of first aid.

Despite his youth, this teen now teaches emergency response basics to others in his community. Thank you for helping to give Kumail this opportunity to improve his neighborhood. Thank you for allowing him to take responsibility for his village, despite his age.

Your support is empowering the vulnerable around the world.


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