Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rove inmates completed 2 days First Aid training

SIRC (Honiara)- After two days of First Aid training a group of Rove inmates been awarded with certificates on Tuesday 28th October 2008, in the presence of the Commandant of Correctional Service, Program Director of the Correctional Service Welfare Department and staff, and the acting Secretary General of the Solomon Islands Red Cross (SIRC), Mr. Lorima Tuke. It was a joint initiative effort by the SI Red Cross and Rove Correctional Service Welfare Department as part of the correctional service rehabilitation.

In his keynote Mr. Tuke said SIRC has been a committed partner of the Correctional Service for quite sometimes. The local Red Cross has been providing assistances to the inmates with eye glasses and supporting their families to visit them in Rove.

“With the same line of thinking, SIRC has provided this First Aid training free to you (inmates) hoping you will become good citizens to support your families and communities with skills you acquired.

“SI Red Cross will continue to assist in the areas appropriate for the welfare of the inmates. Hopefully a next group of inmates will be trained next year”, he said.

Reply to that, Commandant of Correctional Service thanked the SI Red Cross, its instructors, and Rove Correctional Service program staff for this important initiation for the inmates. And he looks forward for that to continue in the future. In relation to that, the participants’ representative said his group was very fortunate to be selected for that training. They thanked the SIRC and Correctional Service for the skills they acquired in the two-day training which would be very helpful to them, their families, and neighbors.

It was the first training the SIRC ever had with the inmates at Rove Correctional Service.

For more information; contact the First Aid Department on phone (677) 22682 or Dissemination Department, email: dissem_sirc@solomon.com.sb. SIRC Headquarters, New Chinatown, Honiara.