Food and First Aid
Web Essentials is not only providing accident insurance to all its employees but also makes sure that all stay healthy. And this is how it goes:
Last Saturday all employees participated in a first aid training provided by New Life Foundation.
5 topics were covered:
- Broken bones
- Stomach ache
- How to help people who are unconscious
Here is one feedback of one of the participants: "If I meet someone who got into an accident and him/her is losing consciousness, I will possibly help him/her before the ambulance comes by knowing how to put him/her to sleep to make sure that he/she can breathe. And if he/she is bleeding I know how to prevent not to get any kind of sickness to myself like HIV/AIDS etc. by wearing gloves."
Nowadays, Web Essentials' staff not only know how to provide first aid but also know the right treatment to such common sicknesses such as headache or diarrhea. But what happens if they are involved in an accident themselves and need to seek help from a hospital? An excursion organized last Friday took all the employees on a ride through Phnom Penh to visit 4 clinics/hospitals with emergency facilities. Two are well-known and the other two are excellent facilities by Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope (www.sihosp.org) which provide their services free of charge to poor people.
Having accident insurance and knowing how to deal with them is good but not enough. Web Essentials also wants to make sure that all its employees stay healthy and fill their bodies with enough energy. Some insiders found out that while some of the staff don't like to eat breakfast, others don't eat dinner or eat just a small portion. How do we deal with this situation? A solution was found immediately:
Once a week at lunchtime everyone is invited to eat a delicious, healthy meal cooked in-house by our lovely housekeepers Sreyneang and Somaly, available for a very special price. This was made possible by a donation and will provide for another 8 or so meals...
Just to remind us all what should be on our plate or in our bowl every day: Have a look at the food pyramid and answer the questions below:
- Where are your weak areas? Which type of food is not appearing enough on your plate?
- Do you have a healthy snack or favorite meal? Let us know about it.