|LNRCS Intensifies Life-Saving Measures In Bong County|
|Published on September 29, 2011||Email To Friend Print Version
As part of its humanitarian services to Liberia, the Bong County Chapter of the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS), in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has embarked on “Life-Saving” measures in the County with a series of workshops for community journalists, motorcyclists and police, as well as community volunteers and animators in First Aid.
About 15 journalists from various community radio stations in Bong County underwent the LNRCS First Aid training on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at the LNRCS local office located in the Water Tower Community in Gbarnga.
In an interview with this paper at Tuesday's workshop, the Humanitarian Value Officer (HVO) of the LNRCS Bong Chapter, Richard D. Togbah, said the workshop is intended to make the activities of his organization inclusive, adding, “The Red Cross cannot do it alone; so we want to transfer the humanitarian knowledge to other people who are, one way or the other, involved with life-threatening situations.”
According to him, the awareness is primarily focusing on life-saving measures and information dissemination about the LNRCS activities and mission.
Togbah indicated that the local chapter of the LNRCS commenced the workshop on Monday, September 26, 2011, beginning with motorcyclists.
He said the ongoing workshop is expected to last for ten days in order to cover motorcyclists in all 12 administrative districts of Bong County.
The Humanitarian worker said his organization's mission is to respond to the most vulnerable, “and so people and institutions who are directly and indirectly involved with vulnerable activities such as the motorcyclists, journalists and police, among others, are very cardinal on our agenda.”
Before the ongoing workshop, Togbah disclosed that his organization had conducted workshop for 223 community volunteers and animators, and 109 police officers in Bong County.
Togbah further said that the training also focuses on basic humanitarian principles and the Red Cross role in elections, in preparations for next month's elections.