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Workshop for smt. kumudben Dwarkadas Vora Industrial home for blind women 27Jan 2014

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Why visually impaired women and girls have to be a most caring humanitarian service to protect them from disasters? …

Why visually impaired women and girls have to be a most caring humanitarian service to protect them from disasters?
India is prone to many kinds of disasters and impacts of climate change. Its 70 million people have to be mainstreamed in the process of preparedness for disasters.
Saritsa Foundation recognizes that out of large population of disabled, blind people, especially visually impaired women and girls are most vulnerable in disasters and priorities their preparedness for past 14 years.

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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. Why visually impaired women and girls have to be a most caring humanitarian service to protect them from disasters? India is prone to many kinds of disasters and impacts of climate change. Its 70 million people have to be mainstreamed in the process of preparedness for disasters. Saritsa Foundation recognizes that out of large population of disabled, blind people, especially visually impaired women and girls are most vulnerable in disasters and priorities their preparedness for past 14 years. They are mostly poor and live in most pathetic environment of slums or temporary hutments in urban and rural areas in India. They are easy targets for loss of lives, health and hygiene problems, facing traumas and sexual violence
  • 3. with little help. The most vital factor is well identified that no one considers it important to mainstream them in the process of planning, education, decision making and preparing them to cope with disasters and adaptation to climate change. This recognizes the most important factor for empowerment of women and girls to cope with disasters. Saritsa Foundation begins its mission with a first workshop of the year for them.
  • 4. Objectives 1. To develop rapport with disabled to change their mindset of helplessness and powerlessness by reaching to them at their “Door Steps” with development of scientific knowledge in graduated manner. 2. Develop individual willingness to prepare and make them believe that “I can prepare, I will prepare and I will protect myself”. 3. Identifying individual capacities and provide awareness as needed. 4. Raise their awareness to sensitize parents, families, institute administrations and people in local governance where they belong to.
  • 5. 5. To build capacity by imparting life saving education. 6. Make practical training and mock drills as an important part of training. 7. Encourage them to develop networks with family members, friends, office administrations and local authorities of their areas. 8. Making of evacuation and recovery plans. 9. Provide Braille books, Audio books, Sign language handouts and Pictorial books to strengthen the process. Saritsa Foundation conducted workshop for Smt. Kumudben Dwarkadas Vora Industrial Blind Home for Blind Women at Andheri on 27 January 2014.
  • 6. Colonel N M Verma Director General, Prof. Smita Kadam Executive Director and Colonel T. Sundaram Senior Faculty of Saritsa Foundation welcomed by participants.
  • 7. The Energetic and Inspired Participants
  • 8. Mock Drills for Earthquake
  • 9. Mock Drills for Floods
  • 10. Mock Drills for Terrorism and Bomb Blast
  • 11. Mock Drills for Fire
  • 12. First Aid & Evacuation
  • 13. The Group of Participants with Experts of Saritsa Foundation
  • 14. 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- www.saritsafoundation.org (Only 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
  • 15. 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.
  • 16. 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=hea der&q=saritsa COPE - Barake Foundation - Australia http://copeinternational.ning.com/video/video/search?q=sari tsa+foundation Word press: http://saritsa.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/senior-exectivesreliance-prepare-for-disasters-24-05-2013/