They are not doctors or nurses. Thanks to the knowledge acquired during training modules in primary medical care, they are teachers who treat, save lives, detect the first symptoms of Dengue or the disease and act. These teachers, in their villages without water, electricity, road access and above all without doctors, provide medical care for injured or sick children and lives are saved!
The magic of this “Primary Medica Care” program? It’s just that it’s unique in the world, and it works. The first batch of sixty teachers who have followed the training in primary medical care in rural areas tells us about their “exploits” and their work as rescuers. They take confidence in themselves as the most important, and we note it. Medical care is given to children of sick or injured adults. Lives are being saved.
Since Fair Future and Kawan baik Indonesia foundations started this program by training more than sixty people and published two books (one for schools for children and the other for participants), the results are simply extraordinary. The enthusiasm of these new rescuers- who are, as a reminder, the teachers of these villages and ultra-rural regions of East Sumba-is merely remarkable. It exceeds all our wildest expectations. The images in this article show you some of the daily medical situations teachers face.
Photos are taken by mobile phone and uploaded to the “healthy friend” group via WhatsApp. The participants in this innovative program, “Primary medical care in rural areas”, which consists of empowering people, are all teachers who teach in schools isolated from everything (schools in the outermost regions). Read more information here, kawan.