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2019 Children's Health Wellness Event

by Venerable Sydney Children's Wellness Center
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
2019 Children's Health Wellness Event
Trained as young as 7 years old
Trained as young as 7 years old

Paediatric 1st Aid training! We trained over 200 people in 3 days! It was excited and fulfilling! Educating people to save lives is the ultimate way forward! In eastern Nigeria, where hospitals and other medical facilities are of general poor quality and/or lack of knowledge in medical care, this training will provide some assistance to prolonging the lives of the indigenes and prevent unnecessary death. It is a priceless opportunity!

We delivered this training to several schools and businesses. Children as young as 7 years old attended the training. Unexpectedly we had other businesses like factory workers, rental car companies, shopping mall staff attend the training, it was truly amazing how everybody is hungry for knowledge and thinking of ways to help themselves.

As a recap, this training was designed to teach parents, carers, teachers, and anyone else who encounters people and children in the jobs every day. They learnt the basics of first aid so that they can react appropriately in an emergency.

In the Paediatric First Aid training course we covered the following:

The Primary Survey

This outlines why knowledge of first aid is so important, details the essential items for a first aid kit, and explains the steps of the primary survey

• The aim of first aid

• Your first aid box

• The primary survey: danger, response, airway and breathing

The Secondary Survey

This outlines how to put children and infant casualties into the recovery position.

• Steps of the secondary survey

• When to go to the hospital

• The recovery position

• The recovery position for infants • Unconscious casualties

• Choking

• Wounds and bleeding • Shock


Resuscitation (CPR) for Adults, Children and Infants

This module teaches how to administer CPR chest compressions and rescue breaths to both child and infant casualties. The module also explains the benefits of AEDs.

• Administering CPR to children • Administering CPR to infants • Stopping CPR

• Defibrillators (AEDs) - sample demonstration ( as this does not exist for the public in this area)

• Extra things to consider


Secondary Illnesses and Conditions

This module details some of the illnesses and conditions that children may live with on a daily basis, such as epilepsy and allergies, and explains how to recognise the symptoms and respond in an emergency situation.

• Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis • Bites and stings

• Epilepsy

• High temperatures

• Shock (due to loss of blood)

Further Secondary Illnesses and Conditions

This section looks at some more common conditions, as well as a few rare illnesses, and helps learners understand how to recognise and respond to them.

• Hypothermia

• Drowning

 

We provided this training at no cost to our local partners like other NGO's that look after special children. Private primary and secondary schools and private businesses paid a fee which covered a bit of our expense and our hope is that in the next trainings, the cost will cover all our expenses and the remaining profit to go towards building of the first phase of our delivery -  ‘Children's Wellness Center’. Also, we are hoping for sponsorships to train community and local schools and people who can not afford to attend this training, like fishermen and farmers.

Next year 2020 we are aiming to deliver 100 training session to train 10,000 people and hopefully raise over £30k to go towards a full launch of the VSCWC Children's Wellness Center! Thank you for your donations and time! For more information please contact us! Exciting times!

All given our NGO 1st Aid certificate!
All given our NGO 1st Aid certificate!
Team cleaning the manikins tools
Team cleaning the manikins tools
Participant in action - practical practice!
Participant in action - practical practice!
Trainees in action! Practicing!!
Trainees in action! Practicing!!
School won a first aid box!
School won a first aid box!
Dream Team!  My fantastic Helpers!
Dream Team! My fantastic Helpers!
Core team and sponsor of the venue!
Core team and sponsor of the venue!
Teaching infant recovering position
Teaching infant recovering position
Giving out the certificates
Giving out the certificates
Teaching away...with a passion!
Teaching away...with a passion!
Secondary Schools got certified by VSCWC!
Secondary Schools got certified by VSCWC!
Pediatric 1st aiders!
Pediatric 1st aiders!

We are almost ready for our first Children's Wellness event, this October! Finally with all the odds, we completed the Paediatric 1st Aid training! We will start with educating people on how to save lives…

We will deliver this training to at least 20 primary schools in the local area - each school is expected to provide representatives which will be a mixture of Teachers and primary school children.  Including our partner orphanages, Special needs homes and parents. We are engaging the local governement to ensure we comply to local laws and regulations.

This Paediatric First Aid course has been designed by a qualified first-aider to help parents, carers, teachers, and anyone else who lives or works with children, learn the basics of first aid so that they can react appropriately in an emergency situation. Children can be taught as well!  Children are great at remember things!

The course covers how to identify and respond to incidents, including how to treat minor injuries, put a child or infant in the recovery position and administer CPR to a child or infant casualty.

The Primary Survey

This outlines why knowledge of first aid is so important, details the essential items for a first aid kit, and explains the steps of the primary survey

• The aim of first aid

• Your first aid box

• The primary survey: danger, response, airway and breathing

 

The Secondary Survey

This outlines how to put children and infant casualties into the recovery position.

• Steps of the secondary survey

• When to go to the hospital

• The recovery position

• The recovery position for infants • Unconscious casualties

• Choking

• Wounds and bleeding • Shock

 

Treating Secondary Injuries

This section helps learners understand how to deal with burns, broken bones and head and eye injuries.

• Burns and scalds

• Eye injuries

• Head injuries

• Fractures and broken bones • Spinal injuries

 

Resuscitation (CPR) for Children and Infants

This module teaches how to administer CPR chest compressions and rescue breaths to both child and infant casualties. The module also explains the benefits of AEDs.

• Administering CPR to children • Administering CPR to infants • Stopping CPR

• Defibrillators (AEDs)

• Extra things to consider


Secondary Illnesses and Conditions

This module details some of the illnesses and conditions that children may live with on a daily basis, such as diabetes and allergies, and explains how to recognise the symptoms and respond in an emergency situation.

• Asthma

• Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis • Bites and stings

• Diabetes

• Epilepsy

• High temperatures

• Hyperventilation

• Electric shock

Further Secondary Illnesses and Conditions

This section looks at some more common conditions, as well as a few rare illnesses, and helps learners understand how to recognise and respond to them.

• Sickle cell

• Meningitis and septicaemia • Sepsis

• Croup

• Nosebleeds

• Sprains and strains

• Poisoning

• Smoke inhalation

• Hypothermia

• Drowning

Our aim is to phase this training so we can provide vital educative information to as many people as we can. We are already spending funds to obtain all the training items we need.  Training will be delivered for free to our local partners and community schools.  Private schools and secondary will have to pay a fee to cover expenses and go towards building the temporary Children's Wellness Center.

Golden team ready to transfer knowledge!
Golden team ready to transfer knowledge!
Baby manikins for CPR training!
Baby manikins for CPR training!
Child manikins inflate enough for a class of 20!
Child manikins inflate enough for a class of 20!

Greetings all!  It is a still little by little.  We are still aiming for a fantastic Children’s Wellness event in Sept/Oct 2019!

Nothing will stop us now!  We aim to kick off our partnership with The Briggs Medical Foundation, a local Eye care NGO and of course Smile Train International!

We need to get this right, working with the right and like minded people.

At this event we will deliver and our aim is to make it last. By striving to build a wellness clinic that can keep this initiative going on the right path!

Little by little and day by day!  We promise to deliver we promise to make a change in a child’s life.  The future is theirs and we are here to help ensure their physical and mental well being is set for what is ahead!

Please continue to watch this space! 

We have been using the months to prepare for our first big awareness event! In May we will do the Children’s Wellness event by providing eye care and oral hygiene/treatment where needed.

Eye Care - we plan to work with optometrist specialists to conduct eye test, give out prescribed glasses and eye drops where necessary for children up to 12 years old.

Oral hygiene and treatments where necessary.  As we are working with Smiletrain, if we encounter any Cleft lip children, Smiletrain will treat the cases.  We have dentist and other oral hygiene specialist to provide basic checks and education to children and their parents on maintaining a healthy oral life style. Also, we will provide free toothpaste and brushes to encourage children to always brush their teeth everyday.

Thank you for your continued support and please keep following our progress as we take baby steps to achieve our goal. 

A happy child with a fixed Cleft Lip!
A happy child with a fixed Cleft Lip!

We are still moving slowly but surely, waiting for the big moment!  In May 2019 we will launch our first initiative - Awareness of Cleft Lip problem in Children.  However, this is not just an awareness we plan to perform at least 10 same day surgeries to be administered by our partners Smile Train NGO. 

Today we have started a launch to search for these young candidates and our role is to assess their physical ability to withstand a same day surgery.  We will provide nourishment where needed to get them ready for this big change in their lives.  We are so excited!  This is not an easy task, as the stigma surrounding this can be enormous and we must go with great compassion and sensitivity to the families involve.  We will get there we will succeed!

 What is Cleft Lip?

Globally, 1 in every 700 children are born with a cleft lip and/or palate. Clefts are the leading birth defect in many developing countries. A cleft occurs when certain body parts and structures do not

fuse together during fetal development. Clefts can involve the lip and/or the roof of the mouth,

which is made up of both hard and soft palate. In developing countries, the vast majority of children with clefts will never receive the reconstructive surgery they need.

How common are clefts?

There are varying opinions on the actual incidence of clefts, but most experts agree that, in part, it

depends on ethnicity. Some experts say that the highest cleft incidences are amongst Asians (approximately 1 in 500 births). Caucasians have an average incidence of 1 in 700 births and individuals of African descent have the lowest incidence of approximately 1 in 1,200 births.

What are the causes of cleft lip and palate?

No one knows exactly, but most experts agree that the causes of cleft lip and/or palate are multifactorial and may include a genetic predisposition as well as environmental issues such as drug and alcohol use, smoking, maternal illness, infections, or lack of Vitamin B, also known as folic acid. In most cases, it is not known what has caused a cleft lip and/or palate, but research is ongoing to better understand the condition.

What does it mean to be a child with an untreated cleft in a developing country?

Children with untreated clefts not only live in isolation, but also face physical difficulties with eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. As a result, most of these children don't attend school or ever hold a job.

Can clefts be treated?

Reconstructive surgery for clefts has evolved over more than half a century, and today’s techniques and procedures have come a long way. The surgery today is simple and the transformation is immediate. Patients see their smile for the first time, parents cry tears of joy, and lives and communities are changed forever.

Your continuous donations will help acheive this cause - Thank you!

 

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Venerable Sydney Children's Wellness Center

Location: Alexandria, VA - USA
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Nnenna Okoturo
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