After returning back from Germany we started working upon designing a comprehensive plan of action to create awareness and educate people of the First Aid and its importance. We have been traveling across the country for this purpose. For the year 2008 we had set a target of training 5000 people. We achieved this target very successfully since at the end of the year the total number of the trained ones became 5272. Its was really very encouraging for since we got the success without any funding either from the government or any foreign NGO.
We had been seeking for some assistance or partnership for the First Aid Training Program yet unfortunately we couldn’t get any assistance.
There were only the two was in front of us either wait for monitory support or start the program within limited resources. We chose the second path and started delivering the knowledge. Normally NGOs allocate a huge or at least sufficient budget for such capacity building training programs but we managed it with the small donations that were mostly given by our members.
One of our members reserved the PNCA auditorium for the First Aid Certificate Distribution Ceremony while Lafarge- Pakistan Cement Company kindly sponsored the refreshment. We had got the knowledge from Germany and we were honored to have Ms. Katharina Lack, the First Secretary and Head of the Cultural Section of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany as the chief guest. Mr Afzal Khan Director NDMA represented honorable chairman NDMA, Maj. Gen. Farooq Ahmed Khan. An eminent educationist, Dr, Amina Nasir, Ex. HoD, Faculty of English, NUML, Mrs. Naheed Shahid, Dircetor Pakistan Sports Board and Mr. Nasir Khan, President PARS and several other were also the guests of honor. During the program 214 certificates were distributed among the successful trainees.