SAM.I. Year of Youth in First Aid 2014
“Youth Engaged in First Aid – Heroes without superpowers”
For SAMARITAN INTERNATIONAL, 2014 will be a year of promoting first aid training among young people. Have a look and see what the year is all about!
In a coordinated effort the SAM.I. member organisations all over Europe will conduct several actions to draw attention to the value of first aid training – and also the ease, with which some simple life saving measures can be learned. It does not take superpowers to be able to save lives!
Our members have already conducted numerous activities regarding first aid, which we are now taking to the European level. Here you can see a selection of special projects and campaigns of our member organisations. More activities will be presented as the year progresses.
Of course, 2014 is also the year of the 5th SAMARITAN Contest. Almost 100 young people from 10 Samaritan organisations met in Adria and Venice on August 7-10 to measure their skills in first aid.
SAM.I. is also associated partner of the online social game QuestCity, which encourages young people to practise civic commitment, such as by learning first aid skills.
In the course of this year, the EC First Aid will meet as well, do discuss improvements to the first aid training standards of the European Samaritan organisations and to promote the European recognition of these standards.