Harnessing potential of young people

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St John Community Education is seeking members for a free new course specialising in first aid and wellbeing.

The ‘‘Poipoia Te Pitomata’’, or ‘‘Harnessing Potential’’, course begins on May 24 and will be held at the St John station in Balclutha.

The programme is designed to provide youth with experience so they can grow as leaders and future first aiders in their communities.

National programme lead Desire’ Morris said the programme was all about young people and focusing on harnessing the potential of people throughout the region.

‘‘Our aim is to identify and strengthen our rangatahi. NCEA qualifications can be earned through this programme, as well as learning and growing throughout the entire four days,’’ she said.

Within the four›day programme, participants would receive level one NCEA first aid training, would be given physical health and wellbeing strategies, and would increase understanding of themselves to enhance their confidence.

The programme would include a variety of topics and those participating would find the programme would further them as both first aiders and leaders.

Ms Morris said there were more places if people were interested in joining the programme.

‘‘It would be lovely to fill vacancies to take the opportunity to gain confidence and knowledge in first aid and wellbeing,’’ she said.

For further information, contact St John in Balclutha.

› It would be lovely to fill vacancies to take the opportunity to gain confidence and knowledge in first aid and wellbeing. ›