38 ASHA, Aganwadi workers trained on Community based disaster preparedness

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By Fast Kashmir on 20/09/2017.

38 ASHA, Aganwadi workers trained on Community based disaster preparedness

Nisar Ahmad acquitted participants about different disasters

Srinagar, Sep 19: SHIRKAT (Community based disaster preparedness) project run by CSSS J&K and supported by Caritas India in collaboration with Health Department, Social Welfare and SDRF and under guidance of SDMA conducted 1-day training Cum Mock Drill programme on 18thSeptember, 2017 on Community based Disaster Preparedness of ASHA & Aganwadi workers at Pulwama.
On the occasion, Naseer Ahmad Block Coordinator of ASHA cum CHO from BMO office Pampore acquitted participants about different disasters and the precautions required to be taken.
He actively engaged the participants in the community based Preparedness as the workers are first responders; he enlightened the role and responsibilities of community workers and basics of disasters and the community mitigation process.
He appreciated the CSSS-Shirkat team for reaching out to the community and conducting such training for community preparedness and involvement of all stakeholders in such programs.
He emphasised the ground workers to use community based methods for prevention and mitigation so that they are better prepared at community level.

 The 2nd Session of training was impacted by expert trainer Farooq Ahmad from SDRF and Civil Defence.

He trained the participants on Search, rescue and first Aid and how to minimize the causalities during any disaster in providing timely assistance. Short movie were displayed for effective understanding of the Disaster, Response, Recovery and Rehabilitation process. Ground exercises were also carried out by the trainers & experts. CMO Pulwama Dr. Talat Jabeen, appreciated such initiatives and assured that such moves will be taken forward for better engagement of all stakeholders. Al the participants actively participated in the training process.

Altaf Hussain presented vote of thanks to the all the participants including experts and assures to conducting more community based DRR training at community level, so that community will be resilient to any disaster. (KNS)