IGO stands with St John WA to support first aid in Esperance & Norseman High-Schools
St John WA will be delivering its First Aid Focus course to year 11 and 12 students from Norseman District and Esperance Senior high schools, thanks to the renewed sponsorship of the program by exploration and mining company, IGO.
St John WA’s First Aid Focus program aims to train and equip students with the skills to assess and respond to first aid situations, while developing strategies to seek help for themselves or others.
St John WA Goldfields-Esperance Chairperson, Rachael Doney said the support the initiative provides is crucial in driving St John WA’s overall mission to build community resilience, particularly in regional areas of WA.
“Accidents can happen at any time and sometimes the only person available to help is a young person. Through the support of IGO, we’re able to educate and empower the young adults in this region to support the community during an emergency and practice what they’ve learnt through St John WA’s First Aid Focus course. By investing in educating our future generations in first aid, we’re building a stronger and more resilient community,” she said.
IGO Head of Corporate Affairs, Joanne McDonald said IGO is committed to supporting the local communities close to the company’s operations and making a difference.
“St John WA’s First Aid Focus program plays a crucial role in supporting regional communities such as Esperance and Norseman. IGO is proud to be making a contribution to supporting both local communities and truly making a difference to the lives of young Australians by empowering them with the tools to save a life.” Ms McDonald said.
IGO, a leading ASX-listed, Western Australian exploration and mining company focused on the metals critical to enabling clean energy, has been supporting the delivery of first aid to students across Esperance and Norseman since 2019. With a purpose of ‘Making a Difference’, the company focuses on finding and producing the specialist metals that will make energy storage mobile, efficient and effective enough to make long-term improvements to the lifestyle of hundreds of millions of people across the globe.