Project Black Ankh sponsors life saving CPR training for the African community

Project Black Ankh is committed to teaching life-saving skills to underserved communities—our communities—where there is distress and difficulty in finding appropriate first responders arriving in a timely manner. In our experience, cardiac arrest or respiratory difficulties can be a death sentence in our communities. People with these skills in our communities are of great help, but those who are CPR-certified may not always be available to assist.

If these skills can be made available to anyone interested, it could save our loved ones. This will ensure there’s someone available in the community to get and keep their certification active for a reasonable cost, between 50-75 dollars, to receive or renew a CPR certification. This cost could be a strain on an already financially strained individual income.

Project Black Ankh’s goal is to put healthcare back into the hands of the community through teaching life-saving techniques. These techniques are to empower our people to save lives until help can arrive. CPR can never be a wasted skill on anyone to know and utilize. We are making it possible in forgotten communities to save lives. This makes it possible for our people to survive preventable trauma like cardiac failure, respiratory failure, and choking because emergency responders did not reach them in time.

CPR classes at the Uhuru House – Akwabaa Hall St. Louis headquarters will be offered and open to the community for 30 dollars. This is less than the price of a cheap concert ticket or fast food meal for two. This is the first of many other skills, techniques, and training that the All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project (AAPDEP) and its Project Black Ankh (PBA) will be sponsoring in 2024.

We successfully held and completed our first training at the city of St. Louis Fire House training facility with Mr. Reginald R. Paige, Firefighter Inspector Fire Prevention Bureau, who conducted the training. We registered 17 students for the class, with six in attendance after weather delays required us to change the date of the training. Mr. Paige kept the class entertained and made learning fun, making everyone comfortable and at ease. After a 90-minute class, including instructions, videos, and return demonstrations, six new CPR cardholders are ready to save lives.

We have big plans which include international training. Keep an eye on us and save a life by becoming a member and training with Project Black Ankh, our emergency response!

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