Genevieve Dinham, University of New South Wales medicine student, was one of the first-aid trainers on a Philippines service project working with urban poor in Muntinlupa, Metropolitan Manila. The team of 17 volunteers trained over 800 high school students in basic first aid to support the community solve the problem of providing adequate primary health care.
“As leaders of the future and their generation, they have to step up, take responsibility, and give back to their communities. Having a simple knowledge on first aid can be a matter of life and death in some situations. When you know these things, you don’t have to wait for a doctor or nurse to treat an injured person. We all have the capacity to promote recovery and preserve life,” she says.