Teenagers who live on the Gaza border will undergo a course to gain skills on how to treat injuries caused by Qassam rockets, and how to perform resuscitation.
The course will take place in Sderot and the surrounding regions of Shaar Hanegev and Eshkol.
Health Minister Yacov Ben Yizri, who initiated the program, met with Education Minister Yuli Tamir to discuss the course. At the same time, Ben Yizri instructed his office to prepare the course.
Ben Yizri said: "I see much importance in this course, not only because giving first aid is so important, but also as an educational process which will provide much value and maturity to students who take part in the project."
The Health Ministry said that the course will also enable pupils to deal with shock caused by the rockets. The education Ministry supports the program and Tamir has set up a committee to look into how best to apply the course.
Moran Zelikovich contributed to the report