Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 01, 2019 (SKNIS): The Department of Youth Empowerment in St. Kitts will host its Annual Island-Wide Bike Ride and a CPR and First Aid Training this weekend as part of Youth Month 2019 activities.
The CPR and First Aid Certification Workshop is set for Saturday, November 02, 2019. Twenty persons representing youth groups and youth-serving agencies, as well as interested individuals, have registered to attend. The training will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Red Cross Headquarters at Horsfords Road.
Practical exercises will address how to: perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), make a triangular bandage, relieve choking using the Heimlich manoeuvre, and treat open fractures, cuts and bruises, as well as burns and other injuries. Theoretical sessions will cover a wide variety of issues, including how to detect symptoms of a stroke, heart attack, seizure, diabetic attack and more.
The government is covering half of the cost of the training. This makes it more affordable for persons to attend the life-saving classes.
The next day, Sunday, November 03, 2019, is the Annual Island-Wide Bike Ride. More than 100 persons from all age groups will gather to ride bicycles around the island via the main road.
Cyclists will gather at the roundabout by the R. L. Bradshaw International Airport and proceed east via Conaree at 6:00 am. A rest stop in Sandy Point will allow the cyclists to take a refreshment break before proceeding to the Bay Road in Basseterre, where they will finish their journey.
Other popular activities scheduled for Youth Month 2019 are a Seabed Cleanup on November 09, Fun Day for the Differently Abled on November 15, High Schools Chef Competition on November 26, and High School Choir Festival on November 28.
This year’s activities are celebrated under the theme Empowering our Youth to Follow Their Dreams, Youth Month 2019.