Rescue Network Nepal -Training Program

A training session for the RNN consists of two days of training per church, usually with a group of 25-30 trainees fairly evenly split in terms of gender. While the training has thus far been based primarily out of churches (as these are generally large, clean buildings that can accommodate large numbers of people, and are already regarded as centres for the community) the training, however, is open to all members of the community. The communities are chosen based on the results of a survey the RNN conducted last November, where the RNN met with the local pastors, church and community leaders to assess interest in the project. These local figures were part of the initial group trained by the RNN, and they now form a network of connections that the RNN uses, and coordinate which areas the RNN visits. A sample outline of a typical training program is provided below.













Training Schedule
Day 1
‐ 8:30 - Registration
o    Each trainee receives a nametag and package
including a training manual1, notebook and pen
‐ 9:15 - Opening ceremony/worship
‐ 9:45 - Introductory lecture (by Jaya Thapa)
o    Trainees are set up in two rows facing one another; 
Jaya talks about the importance and basic principles
of First Aid
o    Introduces important concepts such as how to check 
a pulse and assess breathing - "ABC's" (Airway, 
Breathing, Circulation)
‐ Trainees are divided into 4 groups of roughly 6-8 people, each led by RNN trainers.
    These groups rotate through stations teaching different practical skills, hands-on (trainees
    get much more one-on-one attention by RNN trainers this way)

Upcoming Event


  • In that refresher program, Sajan Neupane told us about the activities he did after getting the training interestingly. He told us that when his sister-in-law got choked while having her food, he helped her to take that bone out by the technique taught by the training from Rescue Network Nepal. He told that he was quiet benefitted with this training and if he was not there on time, he would have probably lost her. He had also learnt how to lift a heavy person in the training and in the same way; he lifted a heavy person and aided him. He had done many dressings and also made good utilization of all first aid tools given by Rescue Network Nepal and helped many people.

    sajan neupane

  • One of the participants named Sara Shrestha had also taken the training and she had come for refresher program. Although she was less educated, she was happy to get the training. She learnt how to help people when they are faint. She liked women's health and nutrition classes most in our training. Moreover, she wants to learn more of it and help women in her village and church.

    sara shrestha

  • She was also participating in our refresher program. From the very beginning, she wanted to participate in helping people in need. Indeed, she had helped people in different accidents by lifting them up from the place of accident. However, after getting this first aid training, she had helped more than 150 people by doing dressing to their wounds. Due to lack of medicine, she was unable to provide better services and she wished to get support from Rescue Network Nepal.


    Durga Biswakarma Koirala