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Saritsa foundation conducted workshop for junior high school children cantonment fatehgarh on 9 feb. 2013

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It is well established fact that school and disadvantaged children are most vulnerable in disasters. Giving the due importance to safety of the children, Saritsa Foundation has identified “Safety of ...

It is well established fact that school and disadvantaged children are most vulnerable in disasters. Giving the due importance to safety of the children, Saritsa Foundation has identified “Safety of Children” as one of the priority dimension to reduce risk from disaster and impacts of climate change since 2000. Saritsa Foundation has evolved ways and means with focused realities of strengths and challenges, which provide simple and analytical guidance to school and disadvantaged children in Rural and Urban area by reaching at their “Door Steps”.

Towards the above mission Saritsa Foundation conducted workshop for Naik Darshan Singh Mahaveer Chakra hostel inmates (school children) at Fatehgarh Cantonment Uttar Pradesh on 8 February 2013.
Education and training including practical skills imparted by the team members of Saritsa Foundation was an important aspect and focus for the children to develop safety awareness about disasters.

The warden stated that “methods of imparting such an education are very simple yet, effective. This techniques have helped children to learn to prepare themselves for disasters and help others”.

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Saritsa foundation conducted workshop for junior high school children cantonment fatehgarh on 9 feb. 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. SARITSA FOUNDATION (SARITSA CHARITY TRUST) A Mobile University For Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change "Reach to People, Talk to People and Prepare People“ 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. Saritsa Foundation has recognized that children need specific knowledge and skills to cope with emergency situations. To make children aware, alert by imparting education and training has been a priority for Saritsa Foundation since its birth about 12 years ago. It was a worry to note that in Fatehgarh cantonment Junior High School, Uttar Pradesh, there has been no opportunity to the students to learn to protect in emergencies of disasters who mostly belong to disadvantaged groups of families. The issue of safety of children was a neglect here. The team of Saritsa Foundation organized a workshop for these children on 9 February 2013. It was a good beginning for the children who took part with keen interest and enthusiasm. The teachers took part with an urge to learn.
  • 3. Children and teachers were motivated and they confirmed that they shall pass on this education and knowledge to their family members and friends with practical demonstrations. Some of the photographs are given in succeeding slides.
  • 4. Mock Drills for Earthquake
  • 5. Teachers inspired children with their active participation.
  • 6. A Teacher demonstrates and inspires children with his active participation.
  • 7. A Teacher participates along with children in the demonstration and inspires.
  • 8. Evacuation
  • 9. THANK YOU !!