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Surfing Nosara Foundation (SNF) Red Cross Training Program a Success
By Erick Anthonson

The Surfing Nosara Foundation (SNF) is proud to announce the success of Red Cross Training Courses brought to five communities around Nosara this December. The free four-hour courses, held in the schools of Garza, Esperanza, Santa Marta, Serapio López Fajardo, and Colegio Bocas de Nosara were attended by an average of 15 people each.

Garza School team that received the training

For their participation, SNF awarded schools with extensive first aid kits, manuals, and supplies. “We discovered early on the need for first aid supplies in our public schools- very few even had band-aids,” says Sarah Antonson, president of SNF. “Instead of simply handing over first aid kits whose contents could be mismanaged or misunderstood, we approached Nosara’s Red Cross about providing appropriate training for the teachers. They opened the courses to the public, and energetically helped us achieve our goal.”

Special thank you to Felipe Espinoza of the Red Cross, who coordinated and led the courses, to donors Winnie and Steve Brewer, who contributed first aid kits, and Dave and Lisa Reid of South Metro Fire Rescue in Colorado who donated two large suitcases full of first aid supplies for the schools.

And thank you to all teachers and community members who attended the courses, who are now better prepared with the knowledge and tools they need in the event of an emergency. “Las charlas son muy importantes sobre todo para las madres y los maestros porque estamos con niños. Me gustaron y aprendí bastante de las charlas,” states Mirian Matamoros Ruiz, mother, nanny, and Esperanza course attendant.


Dave and Lisa Reid

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