Kenya is set to get a boost in first aid, thanks to a Scottish student who is returning to the country to help improve first aid training and save lives in the process.
Niall Mcumesty is working with three other volunteers from the Glasgow area to help provide training for Kenyans in need of basic life support skills that could help save lives in an emergency. He is working on behalf of St Andrew’s First Aid which is teaming up with First Aid Africa, a partnership of organisations which travels across the continent helping to train individuals in first aid.
Sam Abrahams, from First Aid Africa, said: “Volunteers across Scotland believe that access to lifesaving education should be increased in Scotland and across the world. The partnership between First Aid Africa and St Andrew’s First Aid is another important step towards that goal.”
Each of the volunteers is raising around £1500 to help them travel to Kenya and offer their training skills.