Due to new, strict restrictions introduced in Poland, which will be in force until 17.01.2021, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation decided to move the Grand Finale fundraiser to 31.01.2021.
Basics of First Aid
First aid training should be an important element of education. We believe that once a set of steps you need to undertake to save someone's life become a set of habits, everyone can act when the situation calls for it. Unfortunately, it is often the case that adults become too confused in stressful situations, and knowledge they might possess is not useful. At the same time, children who receive training can act on instinct, and the steps they are taught become their second nature.
Based on our experience, children are eager to learn first aid, and they respond very well to all activities related to learning and practice of CPR. Therefore, our charity has been running an educational initiative to reach as many children in primary schools as possible to introduce them to first aid training. The programme, which was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, was initiated 14 years ago, and to date, almost 3 000 000 children learned the basics of CPR. To provide professional and detailed training, a team of qualified instructors (trained according to the American Heart Association's Standards) organize training sessions for teachers, who in turn pass the knowledge further to their little pupils. We have trained 30 000 teachers!
Schools that participate in the programme receive teaching aids, such as textbooks, exercise books, and teaching manuals. We have also donated 68 097 manikins to ensure that the pupils learn exactly how to proceed with chest compressions and rescue breaths.
Our charity campaigned to introduce 32 hours of CPR lessons across all three years of primary school education. But, unfortunately, the ministry of education ignored our pleas.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation saves lives: it is proven that quick administration of CPR on an unconscious person (in the first 3 to 5 minutes) can increase the chances of survival.
PLN 1 241 089 already in our account! With still some time to go before we all pull our energy together on the day of the Grand Finale on January 31, 2021. We're fundraising online and gearing up to "play" in aid of children's laryngology, otolaryngology, and head diagnostics.
The state-of-the-art PET-CT scanner, which will be donated to the Memorial Children's Hospital in Warsaw, was bought at the 54th edition of Open Tender. The device, worth PLN 16 000 000 will be the first digital PET-CT scanner used to diagnose children.