Emergencies happen when we least expect them, and not knowing how to act can lead to serious consequences, including death.
But to mark Mandela Day on July 18, the Robben Island Museum, where former statesman Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, celebrates the day by teaching people how to save lives. The museum has partnered with private hospital group Netcare to offer free first aid training.
The Netcare and Netcare 911 teams will host two-hour Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training sessions on Robben Island and in Robben Island Ballroom at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on July 18 between 9am and 3pm.
“By learning basic first aid, including CPR, anyone can make a contribution to society because you never know when someone’s life might depend on these skills,” says Amanda Klett, Trauma Program Manager at Netcare in the Western Cape .
“CPR training takes just over 67 minutes, yet investing just two hours out of your day will enable you to use this important, lifesaving technique for the rest of your life. There is no cost for this training, join this historic landmark and learn how to save lives.”