September 24, 2023

As a First Aid instructor, my work frequently leads me to diverse communities across Fiji, each with its own unique character and needs. On this particular occasion, I had the privilege of visiting the beautiful island of Rotuma. Our recent endeavour here involved the re-establishment of our Branch, and the First Aid training I provided was just the beginning of a series of training and awareness initiatives designed to benefit both the Branch itself and the local communities it serves.

Our journey commenced with certified training sessions, which were attended by our dedicated Branch executives and volunteers. These individuals play a pivotal role in ensuring that First Aid knowledge and skills are disseminated effectively throughout the community.

Following these internal training sessions, we organized a public training session that brought together a diverse group of stakeholders and community members. It was heartening to witness the enthusiastic participation of organizations like the Police, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services(MOHMS), and Airports Fiji Ltd. Their involvement in our water safety awareness activities underscored the importance of our mission, emphasizing that First Aid extends beyond the immediate community and is a collective responsibility.

In a remarkable display of community spirit, our Branch members took it upon themselves to clean and prepare the warehouse space, demonstrating their dedication to our cause and the betterment of their own environment.

Rotuma is indeed a place of exceptional natural beauty, but its remote location makes it imperative that the people of Rotuma are equipped with essential First Aid skills. In such isolated settings, timely response to emergencies can make all the difference.

I departed Rotuma with a profound sense of satisfaction, knowing that we had empowered the people of this island with life-saving skills. I am confident that these skills will be put to good use when the need arises, ensuring a safer and more resilient Rotuma community. I eagerly look forward to my return, ready to continue our vital work of enhancing First Aid preparedness in this beautiful and remote corner of Fiji.

Eviame Leilovo
Fiji Red Cross Society First Aid Instructor

Eviame Leilovo is a dedicated and long-serving member of our team, and he stands out as one of our most passionate First Aid instructors. His commitment to the organization spans over two decades, beginning as a volunteer before transitioning into a staff role. Throughout his tenure, Eviame has been at the forefront of many of our preparedness and response efforts, and he notably played a pivotal role as a key member of the team that supported former Director General John Scott during the 2000 Civil unrest.

While Eviame may be known for his quiet demeanour around the office, when he does speak, his words resonate with the wisdom, experience, and deep-seated passion of a seasoned trainer.

If you’re interested in having Eviame conduct a First Aid training session with your team, please feel free to reach out on 3314 133.


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About Fiji Red Cross Society: The Fiji Red Cross Society is a humanitarian organization dedicated to serving vulnerable communities in Fiji. With a strong presence nationwide, the Society provides emergency response, disaster management, health and first aid training, community outreach, and other essential services. Through its commitment to humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality, the Fiji Red Cross Society strives to alleviate suffering and promote the well-being of those in need.

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