North goa workshops from 29 july to 3 august 05-08-2013

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Disaster Management, Preparedness Education and Training Reaches to the Door Steps of Village Panchayats, Schools, Women and Youth in Goa. …

Disaster Management, Preparedness Education and Training Reaches to the Door Steps of Village Panchayats, Schools, Women and Youth in Goa.

Government of Goa and Saritsa Foundation take disaster preparedness at the Door Steps of 135 village panchayat members (Elected member of village bodies/ municipal wards) youth, women, school/college youth 6 tehsils (Talukas) from 29 July to 3rd August 2013 to develop resilience and safety culture at individual, family and societal level to minimize risks.
Saritsa Foundation advocates and practices people centered, people led, and people owned methodology to teach participants the art of survival in harsh reality of enhanced threats of disasters. Saritsa Foundation makes people aware that surviving in life threatening situations is a science of attitude, it can instill positivity, resourcefulness, energy and fire inside us. The trick is to overcome the mind of indifference towards individual, family and societal safety and dependence on outside agencies to protect.
This attitude of neglect sinks people in an inaction trap. Saritsa Foundation endeavors for a possible change at individual, family and societal level to make people responsible for a possible change to protect lives and property. This involves raising awareness to recognize risks and vulnerabilities to them and inspiring them to take a decision to learn and prepare to do it.

The participants are guided and educated to develop definite plans to minimize risks with use of local resources. The secret to protect lies in thinking fast with ingenuity and responding with developed skills. Participants are told that they have to be committed to learn. No one teaches these survival skills in school, college or other forums, the way ‘Saritsa does it.’ What make a difference is that with this education participants learn dynamics, self protection and survival skills.

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  • 1. SARITSA FOUNDATION (SARITSA CHARITY TRUST) A Mobile University For Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Builds capacity to reduce risks from disasters and climate change by reaching to “Door Steps of vulnerable people - "A People Centered, People Led, and People Owned Resilience and Safety Culture Methodology.
  • 2. Disaster Management, Preparedness Education and Training Reaches to the Door Steps of Village Panchayats, Schools, Women and Youth in Goa. Government of Goa and Saritsa Foundation take disaster preparedness at the Door Steps of 135 village panchayat members (Elected member of village bodies/ municipal wards) youth, women, school/college youth 6 tehsils (Talukas) from 29 July to 3rd August 2013 to develop resilience and safety culture at individual, family and societal level to minimize risks. Saritsa Foundation advocates and practices people centered, people led, and people owned methodology to teach participants the art of survival in harsh reality of enhanced threats of disasters. Saritsa Foundation makes people aware that surviving in life threatening situations is a science of attitude, it can instill positivity, resourcefulness, energy and fire inside us. The trick is to overcome the mind of indifference towards individual, family and societal safety and dependence on outside agencies to protect.
  • 3. This attitude of neglect sinks people in an inaction trap. Saritsa Foundation endeavors for a possible change at individual, family and societal level to make people responsible for a possible change to protect lives and property. This involves raising awareness to recognize risks and vulnerabilities to them and inspiring them to take a decision to learn and prepare to do it. The participants are guided and educated to develop definite plans to minimize risks with use of local resources. The secret to protect lies in thinking fast with ingenuity and responding with developed skills. Participants are told that they have to be committed to learn. No one teaches these survival skills in school, college or other forums, the way “aritsa does it. What ake a differe ce is that with this educatio participants learn dynamics, self protection and survival skills.
  • 4. Saritsa Foundation adopted interactive and participatory methodology to make people learn and act as: 1. Trainers and motivators 2. Early warning groups 3. First Aid groups 4. Search and Rescue groups Saritsa Foundation had defined the roles and responsibility of each group and made them practice with needed equipments as part of their learning. The mock drills with live scenarios had made each group to rehearse and respond to strengthen their skills for search and rescue operations in disasters like earthquake, flood, cyclone and terrorism. The impact quantification of this education is highly satisfying. Participants were inspired to perform their roles to protect and raise awareness amongst them.
  • 5. It is heartening to share that on an analysis of the impacts of this education, the following indicators were visible amongst participants:1) Optimism – We can do it! 2) Team work – We are together to protect ourselves and our people. 3) Initiative – Timely mind mapping of action plans with survival skills. 4) Resourcefulness to use local resources – Innovative use of local resources. 5) Determination – We have effective skills to save lives. 6) Confidence and finding strength in themselves – We are strong enough to take local action to protect. 7) The preparedness education will bring best into the participants to find their own strength. The most valuable honor and award to Saritsa Foundation was that a number of Sarpanches /members of panchayats/others came to co gratulate the tea of “aritsa Fou datio a d stated that The team members of Saritsa Foundation speak from their Soul and Heart to impart education and training to participants which inspires them i e sely.
  • 6. Some of the photographs are given showing Taluka wise events of the workshops
  • 7. Additional Collector and Colonel N M Verma at inauguration.
  • 8. The Participants
  • 9. The Participants
  • 10. Please Contact/Donate saritsa@vsnl.net OR saritsafoundationindia.in@gmail.com, http://www.youtube.com/user/saritsafoundation Mob- 09323157377, Tel- 91 22 24366370 Fax - 022- 24370138 Website- saritsafoundation.org (Mozilla Firefox) Donation/Support by donors/supporters be sent on name of Saritsa Foundation(Saritsa Charity Trust) by Cheque/Draft to Corporation Bank, Mumbai Worli Branch India. SB Account No. 017400101011299. IFSC : CORP0000174. OR
  • 11. Transfer of the Donation/Support on name of Prof. Smita Kadam, Executive Director through Western Union Money Transfer, Mumbai India. Address for Western Union Money Transfer – Prof. Smita Kadam National HQ – Flat No.-3, Pankaj CHS, S R Keer Marg, Bhandar Lane, Mahim West, Mumbai – 400016. Email for information - saritsa@vsnl.net Tel. – 91 22 2436 6370 Mob - 91 9870008717 PayPal Account shall be intimated shortly.