‘My week with Friends of Londiani was busy and rewarding. Friends of Londiani are an NGO who provide health training programmes for the communities in and around the Londiani district in NW Kenya.
We’ve been working with them over the past few years to develop their own Wilderness first aid training programme to train the local volunteer Community Health Workers in basic first aid skills to help them in their roles. Ultimately, the aim is for those workers to go in turn and train the communities in basic first aid as an essential life skill. We have been delighted to support and help develop this long term, sustainable plan to cascade training.
The week in Kenya represented the next step in that work, supporting the charity staff, to develop new Kenyan trainers and then together running a bespoke Wilderness First Aid course for 30 Community Health Workers.
It was a successful and fulfilling week, paving the way for further initiatives in other communities both in and outside of Kenya.’