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Saritsa prepares school children and community groups for disasters at goa 10 dec to 18 dec 2013

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Saritsa Foundation in its continues endeavors towards imparting Life Saving Education to minimize losses of lives and property in disasters. …

Saritsa Foundation in its continues endeavors towards imparting Life Saving Education to minimize losses of lives and property in disasters.
Saritsa Foundation imparted knowledge and practical training with mock drills, as well as for preparing of search and rescue teams with needed equipment to about 1700 school teachers, school children groups (including a group of disabled children) of 70 schools as well as Village Panchayat Members and Sarpanches of 6 subdivisions of South Goa including people in local governance.

The workshops were organized in partnership with Government of Goa from 10th December to 18th December 2013.
The photographs given in sub sequent slides speak about it!!

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  • 1. SARITSA FOUNDATION (SARITSA CHARITY TRUST) A Mobile University For Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change – Mission National Security. "Reach to People, Talk to People and Prepare People“ Builds capacity to reduce risks from disasters and climate change by advocating and practicing. People Centered, People Led, and People Owned Resilience – Investing in Life Saving Education.
  • 2. Saritsa Foundation in its continues endeavors towards imparting Life Saving Education to minimize losses of lives and property in disasters. Saritsa Foundation imparted knowledge and practical training with mock drills, as well as for preparing of search and rescue teams with needed equipment to about 1700 school teachers, school children groups (including a group of disabled children) of 70 schools as well as Village Panchayat Members and Sarpanches of 6 subdivisions of South Goa including people in local governance. The workshops were organized in partnership with Government of Goa from 10th December to 18th December 2013. The photographs given in sub sequent slides speak about it!!
  • 3. The first workshop was inaugurated by Shri. Subhash Desai, MLA Sanguem Constituency and Chairman of INFO TECH Corporation of Goa Ltd. on 10th December 2013. The Workshop was conducted for students from 10 High Schools and one Higher Secondary School with their Teachers and Village Panchyat Members.
  • 4. Participants
  • 5. School Search and Rescue team for Earthquake – Equalization of opportunities to girls students
  • 6. School Search and Rescue team for Floods
  • 7. Shri. Naresh, MLA and Chair Person of Goa Tourism inaugurated the workshop at Quepem Taluka, Goa on 11th December 2013.
  • 8. The Chief Guest, The Deputy Collector and Mamlatdar learn to use Life Jackets to protect during floods – leading from front to inspire participants
  • 9. School Search and Rescue team for Earthquake
  • 10. Village Panchayat and Teachers Search and Rescue team for Earthquake
  • 11. Village Panchayat and Teachers Search and Rescue team for Floods
  • 12. Participants
  • 13. Shri. Prashant Shirodkar, Deputy Collector of Dharbandora Taluka, Goa welcomed by participant on 12th December 2013.
  • 14. Colonel N M Verma, Director General Saritsa Foundation lighting the inauguration lamp.
  • 15. School Search and Rescue team for Earthquake
  • 16. School Search and Rescue team for Floods
  • 17. Participants
  • 18. Shri. Ramesh Talvatkar, Honorable Minister for Sports and Youth, Government of Goa inaugurated the workshop at Canacona, Goa on 13th December 2013.
  • 19. Prof. Smita Kadam speaking at a workshop at Canacona Taluka, Goa on 13th December 2013
  • 20. Search and Rescue team of Village Panchayat Members for Earthquake
  • 21. Search and Rescue team of Village Panchayat Members for Flood
  • 22. Participants
  • 23. Additional Collector South Goa, Mrs. Sangeeta Naik inaugurated the workshop at Madgaon on 14th and 16th December 2013.
  • 24. Search and Rescue team by Disabled Children for Earthquake
  • 25. Search and Rescue team of Village Panchayat Members for Flood
  • 26. Search and Rescue team by school children for Earthquake
  • 27. Participants on an improvised floater - a practice
  • 28. Search and Rescue team by school children for Flood.
  • 29. Shri. Yashwant Tawde, IAS Chairperson Municipalities(third from left) inaugurated the programme at Vasco, Goa on 17th December.
  • 30. Search and Rescue team by school children for Earthquake.
  • 31. School Girls of Vasco learn to use Life Jackets and enjoy it.
  • 32. The participants of Kings School at workshop, Madgaon, Goa – 18th December 2013.
  • 33. Sir. Vijay Raj, Principal of The Kings School, Madgaon welcoming the team of Saritsa Foundation.
  • 34. School Search and Rescue team for Earthquake.
  • 35. Participants on an improvised floater - a practice
  • 36. The Panches and Sarpanches(Village elected body members) with the team of Saritsa Foundation.
  • 37. Colonel N M Verma being received by Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Agarwal Director BITS PILANI Goa Campus to discuss Life Saving Education initiatives for the students of BITS Goa
  • 38. Discussion about the mission of Saritsa Foundation and its relevance to make Life Saving Education inclusive part of education to prepare students to minimize risk from disasters for the students of BITS campuses and other Institutions. Colonel N M Verma was also honored here as an Alumni of BITS with the presentation of a Souvenir on 17th December 2013.
  • 39. Impact Quantification
  • 40. These workshops were conducted with simple ideas and designs where school children, senior school children, representatives of village elected members and disabled children could learn with enhanced zeal and enthusiasm. It raised awareness amongst them to be self reliant to protect by responding with developed skills. Practical training , mock drills and innovative use of local resources strengthened their retention. They could prepare search and rescue team as per defined roles and equipment in quickest time. Each school rescue teams as well as the teams of village panchayat members and sarpanches groups competed with each other. The participants also understood the importance to provide immediate first aid at their level to injured persons and evacuate them as practiced, ways and means during practice and rehearsals.
  • 41. Analyzing the impacts through a feedback of large number of students, teachers and village panchayat members and sarpanches also helped in quantification of impacts. Feedback given by Some of them is given below:- Deapvihar High School, Headland Sada Teacher – Mr. Antonio M De Souza Tel – 2521295 / 2594882 Teacher writes – “The workshop was very educative . Its content is very good and useful. It will stand in good steed during disasters and in times of emergencies in order to minimize risk and causalities.”
  • 42. Concolim United Higher Secondary School, Salcete Goa Teacher writes – “This is a feed on the disaster management workshop. It was an excellent one. The practical training part was really interesting . Students enjoyed performing in front of the audience. The speakers also were good.”
  • 43. St. Xavier's Institute Curtorim, Salcete Goa Teacher – Mr. Atonanand S. Pednekar Mob- 9960590665 Teacher writes “It was a wonderful workshop base on disaster. The resource faculty of Colonel Verma, Prof. Kadam and Shri. Dalal were excellent. Their words are like Gold. ”
  • 44. Mother of Merry English School, Vasco Teacher – Mrs. Bibi Hasina Shaikh Mob- 7875833487 / 2510860 Teacher writes “This workshop was very worth and also interesting. It gave teachers and students lot of information. Throughout this workshop we can be alert and ready to face disasters. The students also will learn to be alert to talk to stranger. This workshop has made the students to make different types of projects. The resource person of this workshop was really very motivate”
  • 45. Our Lady of Candelaria High School Baina, Vasco, Goa Teacher – Mrs. Shobha M. Pillai Mob- 0832-2515093 Teacher writes “This workshop on disaster management was very relevant to the students of Vasco city. There were lots of practical information and first hand experiences on various types of rescue operation during different types of natural disasters. The resource persons tried to ensure maximum participants of the students.”
  • 46. Maria Esperanca Fernandes Betalbatim Village Panchayat (Village elected body) Sarpanch Writes “Today workshops about the disasters I like it very much. It is very important to us as V.P. Members to teach the local about the fire and regarding the safety of all the subjects and very grateful and thankful.”
  • 47. Maria Parera,Panch Member of Village Panchayat BetalBatam Panch Member writes “I was very happy to attend this program organized by Saritsa Foundation regarding safety during many emergency for saving life. Terrorism is a very common factor and to be active during such an emergency have be taught very clearly. All the topics were very useful and I have noted down all the details which will help us in the near future and given to our village through our Panchayat. Hope to have such demonstrations in future.”
  • 48. Appreciations Executive Magistrates of subdivisions of South Goa, Government of Goa appreciate the Capacity Building Workshops conducted by the team of Saritsa Foundation.
  • 49. 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
  • 50. 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.
  • 51. Please Visit following links: YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/user/saritsafoundation Goodness TV link for Saritsa Foundations video http://www.goodnesstv.org/en/videos/recherche/saritsa/ Slide Share: http://www.slideshare.net/search/slideshow?searchfrom=header&q= saritsa COPE - Barake Foundation - Australia http://copeinternational.ning.com/video/video/search?q=saritsa+fou ndation Word press: http://saritsa.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/seniorexectives-reliance-prepare-for-disasters-24-05-2013/