Jayapura,Papua (ANTARA) - The Indonesian military (TNI) provided first aid training for 52 students of integrated Islamic junior high school (SMP IT) Nurul Huda Arso 2 in Keerom District, Papua Province, bordering Papua New Guinea .

The students were trained by military personnel of the Indonesia-Papua New Guinea Border Security Task Force of the Satya Tama Infantry Battalion 713 on how to carry a stretcher and remove an accident victim, Chief of the Information Service of the Cendrawasih Regional Military Command XVII Colonel Eko Daryanto said in a written statement released on Sunday.

During the first aid training they also distributed stickers "danger of drugs" among the public.

Second Lieutenant Syaban, the training's source person, expressed the hope that the activity would give the students skill to help victims or friends at the first chance when they had accident.

He said he and other members of the task force were pleased to see the students enthusiastically taking part in the training and distributing the stickers "danger of drugs" among the local people.

Komar, the headmaster of SMP IT Nurul Huda Arso 2, said the program was good for the students to shape their characters when they helped other people.

Muhammad Afandi, the school's student, expressed gratitude to TNI for the first aid training.

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