Islamabad - Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has organised a first aid training for the students and staff of Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) here at RCI Millennium Campus, I-9/3.

The training was followed by PRCS certificate distribution ceremony amongst the volunteer students, an inspirational talk by the Chairman of PRCS Dr Saeed Elahi and Chief Executive RMS Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq (TI) and donation by the students for the IDPs and flood affectees to the PRCS chairman and other senior management, says a press release issued here on Monday.

Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) has recently signed an MOU with Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to promote volunteerism and community work. The training was attended by more than 100 students and staff members where they were taught how to save lives in emergency situations. PRCS training coordinator Dr Amna said that first aid training course in Millennium Schools was organised to learn simple skills which could make all the difference if an emergency happened. She further said that training course took a few hours but it gave participants the knowledge and confidence to become lifesavers if a colleague, friend or family member fell ill or was injured, and they were called upon to help.

Chief Executive RMS Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq said, “The community involvement programme at RMS in collaboration with PRCS will provide students with the opportunity to participate in meaningful activities which will contribute to the community. It aims to nurture a sense of social responsibility and help students understand that everyone can play a part in bettering the community. Our aim is to encourage our students for long-term involvement in community service.

PRCS has provided us proper structure, guidance and supervision so as to engage our students.”