1 wk First Aid Course
International Mountain Explorers Connection
IMEC's educational curriculum presently includes classes in English, HIV/AIDS Awareness, and Money Management as well as certification in First Aid. First Aid certification provides porters with the opportunity to acquire the vital skills necessary for the care of each other during a climb as well as attend to the needs within their community when not working on the mountain. 30 porters have been certified as First Aid Instructors who are utilized to teach IMEC’s First Aid Certification Course.
This gift will provide for the two Porter Instructors' salaries for a 1 week certification course in First Aid in which a class size of 15 porters, living in the village areas surrounding Kilimanjaro, can be certified in First Aid.