Kids Save Lives

Humanitarian Organization

Education, Here you will learn First Aid! Everyone can help in emergencies, even children!  Learn and become the first responder who will help through solidarity and knowledge a victim in danger, until specialized help arrives. Be the Hero!

The education is targeted to the following objectives:

  • Station assessment of a victim call to 166 or 112
  • Station Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation [CPR]
  • Station use of an Automated External Defibrillator [AED],
  • Station the treatment of a drowning victim
  • Station dealing with an unconscious victim
  • Station Virtual Reality Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation skills Challenge

Duration: 4 hours/ For children (aged +10) and adults

Public Health Inspector of Health Control and Environmental Hygiene Department, Central Sector, Region of Attica in Athens, Greece.

Degree of Public Health, Technological and Educational Institute of Athens.

Master's Diploma in ”International Medicine and Health Crisis Management” of Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Basic Life Support Instructor and volunteer in Humanitarian Organization KIDS SAVE LIVES.

Panagiotis Patsaouras, is a graduate of the Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria and has many years of experience as a general surgeon.

He is currently attending physician at the General Hospital "Asklipieion" in Voula-Attica, in the Intensive Care Unit.

His involvement in voluntary actions is innumerous and similar is his participation as a BLS/AED instructor of the humanitarian association KIDS SAVE LIVES.

Be the CHANGE you wish to see in the WORLD!

In 2007, Anastasis Stefanakis moved to Kassandra, Halkidiki, to work in the tourist area as a Rescuer – Ambulance Crew for the National Center for Emergency Care.

Soon, with his colleague Katerina Kakani, they recognize that time is the biggest enemy in emergencies, because long distances in the province and the rough terrain delay the timely approach which saves human lives in emergencies.

They decided to act!
In 2009, they traveled to Athens to become certified as instructors of the European Resuscitation Council [ERC], so they could be useful to society outside their working hours. They started offering classes immediately to the local schools and communities, educating young and old, so that their students could help in emergencies as First Responders until the arrival of an ambulance.

Recognizing the amazing abilities of the children, as well as the enthusiastic acceptance of their new role, in 2010-2011 they decided to educate a specific target group, students, teachers and educators in Greek schools. For one day, they would not only be taught math or physics, but how to save lives!

The courage of creation
The project immediately found many supporters: who decided in 2015-2016 to establish the first humanitarian association in Greece under the name “KIDS SAVE LIVES – Τα Παιδιά Σώζουν Ζωές”, thus indicating the main targets of their effort: children!


The strategic goals of the organization were based on 4 main pillars, in order to increase the survival rate of out of hospital cardiac arrest victims in Greece:

  1. EDUCATION: dissemination of free cardio-pulmonary resuscitation education – First Aid, Basic Principles of Trauma Prevention and Management in schools & local communities
  2. DEFIBRILLATORS: dissemination, installation and cataloguing of Automated External Defibrillators in schools and public places
  3. RESCUE: organization of schools and local communities, creation of First Responder groups
  4. TECHNOLOGY: use of new technologies in education and rescue


The national program “KIDS SAVE LIVES – Τα Παιδιά Σώζουν Ζωές“,  and skill workshop “Τα παιδιά σώζουν ζωές“, which are implemented in collaboration with a Greek society called EEEPF (Hellenic Society of Emergency Pre-Hospital Care), have already educated over 70,000 kids and educators in over 700 Greek schools. These programs have already been approved by the Ministry of Education for all Greek schools. Those who managed to educate all these people are active instructors of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) who voluntarily participated. The Humanitarian Organization “KIDS SAVE LIVES – Τα Παιδιά Σώζουν Ζωές” pursuits the institution of a First Aid course in Greek schools, which will simultaneously promote volunteerism and human solidarity (a draft bill was submitted to the Minister of Education Ms. N. Kerameos in 2019).