Training For Life donated a number of CPR training Manikins in August of 2008 to an organization called the Vassar Uganda Project, which works to bring sustainable medical care to thousands of orphaned children in Northern Uganda.
Uganda played host to a civil war lasting more than 20 years. More than 300,000 people were murdered, 2,000,000 children orphaned, and 50,000 children abducted as child soldiers and sex slaves. On average, the people now live on less than $1/month, face grave disease, malnutrition, and minimal medical care. The Vassar Uganda Project, composed of EMT-basics, paramedics, and physicians, seeks to improve these conditions by partnering with grass roots organizations in Uganda on preventative health projects.
Their trip in August was targeted toward founding a badly needed Emergency Medical Services program for a district of 600,000 people, as well as assisting with the local programs towards eradicating Malaria, malnutrition, and maternal and neonate mortality amongst the district's tens of thousands of orphans and widows.
Training For Life donated five Automated External Defibrilators in July of 2008 to the USS Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space museum.The USS Intrepid is an important part of Americaís history at sea, in the air and in space. The Intrepidís role in this history spans two major wars, the space program, and rescue and recovery efforts in the days following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Her stories are ultimately stories of technological innovation and human achievement under extraordinary circumstances.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of Americaís leading historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum has welcomed more than 10 million visitors. The Museum is centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid (CVS-11), one of the most successful ships in US history, and now a national historic landmark and one of the most unique attractions in New York City. In 1943, Intrepid was commissioned and served proudly in World War II. She went on to serve as one of the primary recovery vessels for NASA, three tours of duty off Vietnam, and submarine surveillance in the North Atlantic during the Cold War. Today she continues her service as a premiere educational center and a monument to all who have served our nation in uniform.
The mission of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is to honor our heroes, educate the public, and inspire our youth. This mission is realized through the Museumís preservation, collection, exhibitions, interpretations of individual contributions, and exceptional education programs particularly as pertaining to the service era of Intrepid from World War II through the present. The Museum seeks to provide a powerful visitor experience fed by a dynamic, innovative and moving environment for learning and enjoyment.
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