Almost 1,000 Israeli teenagers have opted to spend their summer vacation learning how to provide medical care with Magen David Adom, or MDA first aid response organization have acquired hundreds of teen volunteers, aged 15 – 18, who not only learn basic first aid but also how to prevent diseases, and the harm of smoking and alcohol. Seven hundred of these teens have already been through the basic program and will spend the rest of their summer training for the next level.
The program is an opportune beginning for the youth of Israel to receive training and experience in the medical field. These programs various components include medic training, ambulance shifts. In addition, many students perform advanced CPR and become first responders when emergencies, like car accidents or terror attacks, strike on the ground in Israel.
Magen David Adom was founded in 1930 and has since included youth volunteers in its process. Per the MDA website, there are 7,500 teenage volunteers who have logged over 1,500,000 in the volunteer program. Not only are these teens actively creating positive impact; they are building meaningful and medical lifesaving skills to serve their community, and own promising future.