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From scraped knees to broken bones: The Importance of First Aid education for children.

Updated: Mar 18

You may wonder… why teach first aid to children? First aid training is undoubtedly a vital life skill, but is it really necessary to be taught at such a young age? At Mohafiz Junior, we believe the answer to that question to be a resounding yes, for a myriad of reasons.

Firstly, and most obviously perhaps, is the fact that life tends to be unpredictable. Despite our best efforts and preparations, it is possible for any close friend or family member to require first aid assistance at any time. Most people assume that the only thing a child needs to know is how to summon assistance. But what if there’s no one around to help? Even if there is an adult around, they may not be of much use. Past Red Cross research found that more than nine in ten adults (95 percent) would not be able, confident, or willing to help in these life-threatening first-aid emergencies. So, by providing first aid knowledge to children means that they’ll possess the skills to assist not just others, but also themselves in the case of a medical emergency. Having basic knowledge on how to treat common injuries or knowing what to do in the case of more serious ones, can significantly reduce long-term damage and side effects. In some cases, it can even save a life.

Secondly, first aid training means more than just being able to help and save people. For children, it is a different but equally important form of learning. During the interactive training sessions, young people develop in other ways such as learning to approach situations calmly, communicating with others effectively, and fostering confidence and leadership skills. Think about it, as a kid, wouldn’t you feel a lot more confident and empowered knowing you could perform CPR on your father in case of cardiac arrest? Or how to handle a sibling’s unfortunate bone fracture? It’s not as though children themselves are opposed to this. A 2011 survey indicates that 73% of school children express their interest in learning CPR and first aid, for example.

Finally, it inculcates within the youth the values of humanitarianism, and selflessness and better equips them in serving the nation’s needs. Unfortunately, our country today faces many challenges. Factors such as outdated infrastructure and worsening economic conditions mean that larger segments of the population are denied access to reliable care. Teaching first aid to a younger generation will go a long way in alleviating some of this load, by creating a culture of preparedness and responsibility within our communities. Through learning how to care for others, young people can become more empathetic and compassionate, and they will be better able to respond to the needs of the hour. In this way, we can seed mass societal change and empower the next generation of humanitarians.

In conclusion, teaching first aid to children in schools is a vital step in ensuring their safety and well-being. It empowers them with the knowledge and skills necessary to handle emergencies and save lives. Ready to give your children the life-saving skills they need? At Mohafiz Junior, we have developed a program that is tailored to meet the needs of students and teachers and provides a comprehensive and hands-on approach to learning first aid. To learn more about our program and how to sign up, visit

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