According to the First Aid Committee’s plan designed for training and qualifying volunteers, the committee completed two first aid courses for 48 SARC-Homs volunteers. Each course took four consecutive days and concluded with the practical and theoretical exam. The courses aimed to acquire scientific and practical skills on first aid methods, as well as to deal with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, asphyxiation, blood hemorrhage, burns, injuries, fractures and many other skills.
On the occasion of the International Children’s Day which marks the 20th of November, SARC-Homs psychosocial support team supported by the Danish Red Cross organized an open recreational day for 245 children. The events included activities related to children’s rights as the right to education, play, health care and healthy food, as well as recreational activities and meaningful team games
Joint relief aid convoy (61 trucks), Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nation ( UN), reached Al-Houla in Rural Homs and Harbinafse in Rural Hama on 4/10/2017. The convoy carried food, non- food, medical items, water & sanitation items , routine vaccines, vaccines of the national campaign against measles and school books to 89,000 people there.
In September, SARC-Homs Human Resources committee held three consecutive introductory workshops for 85 new volunteers. The workshops involved a brief on SARC, origins, concepts of International movement of Red Cross, the seven principles, the work of SARC committees and teams and SARC emblem”
“saving human life” is a common goal of 40 passionate volunteers of SARC Homs branch. The volunteers followed an advanced first aid course of 72 training hours which included theoretical and practical parts of first aid techniques. It also included maneuvers that simulate the emergency situations faced by the first aid squads during their field missions. The course aimed to qualify the volunteers to reach the best response level during their shifts. The volunteers had theoretical and practical tests at the end of this course which was held between 16 and 27 September in for SARC- Baniyas Camp.