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  • 1. Monthly Report May2009 Community Based Disaster preparedness workshop In Renala khurd parish K K SSSK Agriculture coordinator visit for Community Based Disaster Visit and Recovery for Survey for Christian students preparedness workshop in cooperative and small Kitchen gardening program in Renala khurd Renala khurd Business in follow up Visit agriculture- coordinator for Kitchen Gardening program in follow up area Animation and Development program 2 20/2.L Renala khurd Animator Asher Nazir CARITAS PAKISTAN FAISALABAD
  • 2. 1 Introduction summary In May2009 I am working on these activities in follow up area 20/2.L and target area 15/1.L Renala khurd okara. In this month I worked on these activities in different areas of Renala khurd parish. So with it I worked with parish team. 1. Meeting with parish priest about monthly activities. 2. Visit agriculture coordinator for kitchen gardening program in 20/2.L 3. Community base disaster preparedness workshop in Renala khurd. 4. House visit for kitchen gardening with LDC members. 5. House visit for Recovery with Recovery team for cooperative society. 6. Shops visit for small business in follow up area. 7. Visit and meeting with children for Child labor program in follow up area. 8. Christian students Survey for scholarship in Renala khurd parish. 9. Meeting with community members in target area. 10. Cooperative Recovery Rs.10.000 deposit in Bank account of Naya Rasta Cooperative society. 11. Meeting with agriculture coordinator about kitchen gardening program. 12. Meeting with child labor coordinator about IGP program and Recovery. In may2009 we arrange training and visit by caritas Faisalabad different department in target area and follow up area for community leaders and different group which are working with caritas Pakistan Faisalabad for integration development. Community Based Disaster Preparedness training arranged by Disaster Management program caritas Pakistan Faisalabad. In the month of May2009 I am working in two areas one is a target area and other is a follow up area. Target area name is 15/1.L this is a rural area and in this area Christian and Muslims living together and Caritas is working for total human development of all the communities in this village. More people and children’s are uneducated and unskilled in this village and children’s are working in factories and vegetable market. Women and girls work in field and earn money because they have no skill and no education. Christian community of this village is no united and they have no group no LDC no cooperative no youth, children’s and women group. This is my target area and I am completing CO process in this target community. We are searching local leaders which has positive think for development and social change. So with the help of these leaders we shall organize different groups between children youth women and male. We are searching local resources and for improvement. We are motivating people for cooperative and collect saving in a society. We shall promote to skill in young girls and boys with the help of Non-Formal Education. We shall open a child working school in this village for those children’s which are not going to school but are working in different places . So Child Labor program will
  • 3. work for this area. People have not business but they want to start his small business. With it in follow up and target are we complete Christian students survey for scholarship and in this survey we completed (60) survey form of Christian students. Caritas Pakistan Faisalabad 2 In follow up area 20/2.L Renala khurd we have NRCS cooperative society. In this society (30) members have his saving and they are getting loan from cooperative society. Working children school is working in follow up area and thirty children are getting education from this school. Now their parents have his own business and they are giving installments every month to cooperative society. Area animator Asher is giving every month activities report to caritas Pakistan Faisalabad in every animation meeting. Objective 1. Community Grow vegetable in their small houses. 2. To get skill on disaster management on community level. 3. Social investigation in target area 15/1.L 4. Christian students survey for scholarship from government institutions. 5. Monthly Report and plan shared with animation coordinator. 6. House visit in follow up area for kitchen gardening program. 7. Meeting with parish priest about monthly activities of target area and follow up area. 8. Recovery collection cooperative members in follow area. 9. Monitoring visit by agriculture coordinator in follow area for kitchen gardening program. 10. Recovery deposit in Bank account of cooperative society. 11. Visit for small Business with Cooperative (NRCS) in follow up area. 12. Promotion for growing vegetable in follow up area. Target 1. To meet parish priest for sharing plan and activities Report. 2. To meet working children school teacher and children in target area. 3. Meeting with LDC about recovery of cooperative and small business. 4. Networking with other NGOs for community training and project. 5. Survey in follow up and target area for the scholarship of Christian students. 6. Recovery deposit in Bank of cooperative society. 7. Meeting with Cooperative about recovery collection and new loan for next members. 8. Monthly Report and Plan shearing with animation coordinator. 9. Fill up foam of internal Evaluation of animation program. 10. Awareness of drinking water with AAGAE organization in follow up area.
  • 4. 11. Meeting with LDC about scholarship survey and Disaster training. Caritas Pakistan Faisalabad (3) Activities 1. Monthly meeting in Caritas office Faisalabad. 2. Meeting with parish priest for plan and Report sharing. 3. House visit in target area for Christian students survey for scholarship. 4. Meeting with cooperative society in follow up area Recovery and record. 5. Visit for small business in follow up area 202.L Renala khurd. 6. Meeting with working children school in follow up and target area. 7. Meeting with parish priest about survey of Christian students for scholarship. 8. Meeting with E-body of Cooperative (NRCS) Recovery detail foam in 20/2.L. 9. Visit for children’s working school in target area. 10. Recovery deposit in Bank account of cooperative society. 11. House visit for kitchen gardening in follow up area. 12. Monitoring visit for kitchen gardening program in follow up area. 13. Community Based Disaster preparedness workshop in Renala khurd. 14. Meeting with LDC and cooperative about internal evaluation of animation program Integration (Program and Project) 1. Animation and Development. 2. Non-Formal Education Department 3. Child Labor program. 4. Agriculture. 5. Disaster management program. 6. Cooperative Networking.
  • 5. 1. PRSP. 2. Kashaff 3. Social Welfare Okara. 4. Abadat. 5. National Commission for Justice and Peace. 6. Noor ministry. 7. Lamp fellows Caritas Pakistan Faisalabad 4 Outcomes (Results) 1. Survey of Christian students for scholarship from government institutions. 2. Community Based Disaster preparedness workshop in Renala khurd parish. 3. Fill up foam of internal evaluation of animation program. 4. Fill up Recovery detail foam of Naya Rasta Cooperative Society. 5. Twenty seven families are growing vegetable in their houses. 6. Better relation with parish priest and parish team. 7. Shared monthly report and plan in caritas office Faisalabad. 8. Agriculture coordinator did monitoring visit for kitchen gardening in follow up area. 9. Written information about survey of target area. 10. Cooperative (NRCS) Recovery deposit in Bank account of society. 11. Visit complete in follow up area for small Business with cooperative members. 12. Meeting and visit for working children school in target area. 13. Meeting with NRCS cooperative society in follow up about Recovery and loan. 14. (50) Posters of Lenten campaign 2009 sold to community. 15. (96000) Recovery of cooperative is present in Bank. 16. Bank statement of NRCS cooperative society 20/2.L Renala khurd. Meeting with LDC in follow up area In follow up area we have LDC which is working for animation and development with caritas Faisalabad. Members in this LDC are (8) and they are from different group with are working with different department of caritas Faisalabad. So we put a meeting with these members for different points as 1. Christian students survey for scholarship from government institutions. 2. Community Based Disaster preparedness workshop for target and follow up areas. 3. Internal evaluation of animation program in target and follow up areas. 4. Monitoring visit by agriculture coordinator for kitchen gardening program in follow up area. 5. Recovery collocation detail and Bank statement shared with LDC members. 6. Cooperative and small business which are working in follow up area. So for these points we shared with LDC members and informed all these things and took suggestions from them. So in this meeting we decided that community based disaster
  • 6. preparedness workshop we shall arrange in teshil hall Renala khurd because this is hall is very comfortable and sitting arrange are better for community. Survey for Christian students LDC decided that this survey we shall do in Renala khurd parish and in this survey we shall involve convent school and parish team. With it LDC members talked on internal evaluation of animation program and they fill up this foam. Caritas Pakistan Faisalabad 5 Cooperative (NRCS) In Follow up area 20/2.L Renala khurd Naya Rasta Cooperative Society is working against poverty and before one year they have no saving and no loan for small business and no cooperative members in this village. After animation (co) process we organize cooperative in this community and more members are women and they are giving saving and they are taking loan from this cooperative society in 20/2.L. we had been given (1.50000) loan to this cooperative society before one year and we are taking installments every month from cooperative members regularly. So now we have been completed for cooperative members (12) installments and now we are planning for new loan in follow up area 20/2.L.so some recovery is in balance so now we are taking recovery from these members and we are preparing record and recovery detail of all members which has taken loan from cooperative society. In first phase we were fifteen (15) members and loan limit of every members was Rs.10.000 and this was decide that they shall return these amount in (12) installments and every installment will be Rs.940 for every member of Naya Rasta cooperative society . So phase first we have finished but some recovery still in balance. In this month of May2009 we are working on Recovery because account department of caritas Pakistan Faisalabad is checking record of recovery, saving of members with all necessary record. So this month we complete Recovery detail foam and from the help of this foam we can understand present situation of recovery and cooperative. Meeting with account department about Recovery of cooperative In the month of May2009 account department of caritas Faisalabad sat with us and they check the all Recovery detail of Naya Rasta Cooperative Society with the help of Bank statement and original receipts. So in this meeting area animator Asher Nazir, child labor coordinator Razia Shoukat and accountant Adrees were present. Caritas Faisalabad accountant gave some suggestion for the improvement of recovery record and cooperative society of follow up area 20/2.L Renala khurd. Area animator Asher Nazir gave all detail and record of recovery which was necessary for the accountant. Survey for Christian students In Renala khurd parish I am working in two areas one is target area 15/1.L and other is follow up area is 20/2.L so this survey we completed in these area and also other areas of parishes. This survey we completed with LDC, and convent school and parish team of Renala khurd parish. So
  • 7. in Renala khurd parish we complete (60) foam of scholarships. Before we complete this foam first we did a meeting with parish team and gave detail of this process. For this survey we met school principal and union councilors and community leaders for signature of these members which is the part of this survey which we are completing. Caritas Pakistan Faisalabad 6 Monitoring visit by agriculture coordinator and extensional worker for kitchen gardening Agriculture coordinator and extensional worker visited for kitchen gardening program with area animator Asher Nazir and cooperative and LDC members house to house in follow up are 20/2.L Renala khurd. First they put a meeting with LDC and kitchen gardening program members which are working with Agriculture department caritas Pakistan Faisalabad. In this meeting they talked on monitoring visit by national office of caritas Pakistan Faisalabad and in this visit national coordinator of agriculture will come in follow up are 20/2.L Renala khurd. So in this visit he will meet to LDC and cooperative members and he will look our kitchen gardening program house to house for the promotion of vegetable in house level. Now today we talk on weakness and success indicators which we have and how we can better our work and how we can grow more vegetable in their houses. Agriculture coordinator said that growing vegetables are very useful and benefit activity for kitchen gardening program so we should better and more work on this program in office level and community level. LDC and cooperative members said that
  • 8. Water and land of this village is not good for vegetable and for kitchen gardening program and growing vegetable in house level is more difficult for our members so we need technical skill and training and we need for exposures. Cooperative president said that with kitchen gardening program we should start more program which be favorable for our community and village so agriculture department of caritas Pakistan Faisalabad should work on these task because community need more activities. After this meeting agriculture coordinator and extensional worker did a visit with LDC and cooperative members house to house for kitchen gardening program. In the last cooperative president said thanks to all caritas Faisalabad staff for this visit. 7 Community Based Disaster preparedness workshop Community Based Disaster preparedness workshop will arrange by Disaster management department of caritas Pakistan Faisalabad on 27th May2009 in Renala khurd for follow up and target area. In this workshop Disaster management coordinator Mr. Babar Amin and animation Coordinator Mr. Sadaqat sardar are the resource persons of this workshop. All participants said welcome to caritas Faisalabad staff. Area animator Mr. Asher Nazir gave introduction of caritas staff which were come from caritas Pakistan Faisalabad and after this introduction Mr. Babar and Mr. Sadaqat talked on community Based Disaster Preparedness Workshop with detail on thes What is a Hazard?A hazard is a physical (Natural) or human-made event that can potentially trigger a disaster. Examples include earthquakes, mud-slides, floods, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, drought, economic collapse, and war. A hazard, on the other hand, refers to the potential occurrence, in a specific time period and geographic area, of a natural phenomenon that may adversely affect human life, property or activity to the extent of causing a disaster. A hazard occurrence (the earthquake, the flood, or the cyclone, for example) becomes a disaster when it results in injuries, loss of life and livelihoods, displacement and homelessness and/or destruction and damage to infrastructure and property. A cyclone that surges over an uninhabited island does not result in a disaster; however, it would be a disaster if it hit the populated coast of What is a Risk The probability/likelihood of a disaster happening. For example, a wood frame house with large headed, roofing nails, rafter tie-downs, anchor bolts and a solid foundation is less vulnerable structurally to severe cyclone winds than a similar-looking house which does not have these structural details. Human vulnerability Human vulnerability is the relative lack of capacity of a person or community to anticipate, cope with resist and recover from the impact of a hazard. Factors that increase human vulnerability to disasters include rapid urbanization, population growth, and lack of knowledge about how to effectively resist the effects of disasters and poverty. Of all the factors, poverty is perhaps at the root of what makes most people vulnerable to the impact of most hazards.Human capacities Human capacities are the qualities and resources an individual or community can use and develop to anticipate, cope with, resist and recover from the impact of a hazard. Human capacities include material resources (i.e. food, animals, cash, tools); social and
  • 9. organizational capacities (i.e. leadership, previous organizing experience, community based organizations and networks); and attitudinal capacities (i.e. beliefs, motivations, work values, ideas, creativity, efficacy) All people and all communities have resources and capacities and therefore a foundation for preparedness and risk reduction. Caritas Pakistan Faisalabad 8 Preparedness Planning The concept of preparedness planning is very important for those involved in disaster management. During an actual emergency, quick and effective action is required. This action often depends on having made and implemented preparedness s plans. If appropriate action is not taken or if the response is delayed, lives may be needlessly lost. In a preliminary plan, even though the details of a disaster remain uncertain, you can identify emergency shelter sites, plan and publicize evacuation routes, identify emergency water sources, determine chains of command and communication procedures, train response personnel and educate people about what to do in case of an emergency. All of these measures will go a long way to improving the quality, timing and effectiveness of the response to a disaster. Coordination Effective disaster response requires mutual trust and coordination of efforts and resources among the many agencies and people involved in emergency response—including the affected local population and local community based organizations, Civil Defense and government emergency structures, fire brigades, health departments and clinics, Red Crescent/Red Cross Societies, international agencies, NGOs and others. Memoranda of understanding, institutional policies, and joint preparedness planning can serve as the basis for coordination. Information management Disaster preparedness and response depend on gathering, analyzing and acting on timely and accurate information before (hazard and early warning information), during (disaster needs assessment) and after disasters (progress of post-disaster recovery). This requires that Caritas pre-determine what information they need, how it will be collected, who will collect it, who will analyse it and how it will be integrated into a timely decision making process. If Caritas is to respond to disasters in a timely fashion, they will need to develop procedures and mechanisms for obtaining, analyzing and responding to early warning information related to hazard detection, forecasting and alerts. Early warning system the purpose of early warning systems is to detect, forecast, and when necessary, issue alerts related to impending hazard events. In order to fulfill a risk reduction function, however, early warning needs to be supported by information about the actual and potential risks that a hazard poses, as well as the measures people can take to prepare for and mitigate its a diverse impacts. Early warning information needs to be communicated in such a way that facilitates decision making and timely action of response organizations and vulnerable groups. Early warning information comes from a number of sources: e.g. meteorological offices; Ministries of Health (for example, disease outbreaks) and Agriculture (for example, crop forecasts); local and indigenous sources; media sources,
  • 10. Resource Mobilization It includes developing strategies, agreements and procedures for mobilizing Public education, training and rehearsal Disaster preparedness must be supported by public education campaigns, training of response teams and rehearsals of emergency response scenarios. The aim of public awareness and education programs is to promote an informed, alert and self-reliant community, capable of playing its full part in support of and in co-operation with government officials and others responsible for disaster management activities. An essential part of a disaster preparedness plan is the education of those who may be Threatened by a disaster. Caritas Pakistan Faisalabad 9 Community-based disaster preparedness Therefore, as stated earlier, Community-based disaster preparedness (CBDP) is a process that seeks to develop and implement a locally appropriate and locally "owned" strategy for disaster preparedness and risk reduction. Local populations in disaster-stricken areas are the first to respond to a disaster. They are usually involved in search and rescue activities as well as in providing emergency treatment and relief to their families, friends and neighbors. While you can play an important role in improving the skills and knowledge of these “spontaneous” disaster responders by providing them with education and training in preparedness measures, basic rescue techniques, and first aid and emergency treatment. Who is at Risk? Children and Disable People A smaller number of children and disable people can be at risk for more enduring psychological distress as a function of three major risk factors: .Direct exposure to the disaster, such as being evacuated, observing injuries or death of others, or experiencing injury along with fearing one’s life is in danger. .Loss/grief: This relates to the death or serious injury of family or friends.On-going stress from the secondary effects of disaster, such as temporarily living elsewhere, loss of friends and social networks, loss of personal property, parental unemployment, and costs incurred during recovery to return the family to pre-disaster life and living conditions Easing Disaster-Related Stress • Talk with someone about your feelings - anger, sorrow, and other emotions - even though it may be difficult. • Seek help from professional counselors who deal with post-disaster stress. • Do not hold yourself responsible for the disastrous event or be frustrated because you feel you cannot help directly in the rescue work. • Take steps to promote your own physical and emotional healing by healthy eating, rest, exercise, relaxation, and meditation. • Maintain a normal family and daily routine, limiting demanding responsibilities on yourself and your family. • Spend time with family and friends. • Participate in memorials. • Use existing support groups of family, friends, and religious institutions.
  • 11. • Ensure you are ready for future events by restocking your disaster supplies kits and updating your family disaster plan. Doing these positive actions can be comforting. Recognize Signs of Disaster Related Stress • Difficulty communicating thoughts. • Difficulty sleeping. • Difficulty maintaining balance in their lives. • Low threshold of frustration. • Increased use of drugs/alcohol. • Limited attention span. • Poor work performance. • Headaches/stomach problems. • Disorientation or confusion. • Difficulty concentrating. Caritas Pakistan Faisalabad 10 • Reluctance to leave home. • Depression, sadness. • Feelings of hopelessness. • Mood-swings • Overwhelming guilt and self-doubt. • Fear of crowds, strangers, or being alone The Disaster Management Cycle • It consists of a number of phases, each requiring a different range of response activities. The different phases, however, are often grouped together under three main categories: the pre-emergency phase, the emergency phase and the post-emergency phase. Pre-Emergency Phase • The emphasis in the pre-emergency phase is on reducing the vulnerability of communities to suffer from the impact of natural phenomena. Measures to achieve this objective include risk-mapping, application of building codes, land zoning as well as structural measures such as the construction of dams against flooding. They are grouped under the heading risk reduction, comprising prevention, mitigation and preparedness. Pre-Emergency Phase • Prevention • Includes all measures aimed at avoiding that natural phenomena turn into disasters for settlements, economies and the infrastructures of communities. • Mitigation • Involves measures taken to limit the adverse impact of natural hazards. Pre-Emergency Phase • Preparedness • Involves measures taken to ensure effective response to the impact of disasters. Preparedness measures include, for example, evacuation plans, early warning systems, pre-stocking of relief items - all being part of a national disaster relief plan.
  • 12. In the last of this training area animator Mr. Asher Nazir said thanks to the guest which were came from caritas Pakistan Faisalabad for this community based disaster preparedness workshop. With it animator said thanks to all the participants which were came for this training and they got skill and knowledge from this training. Caritas Pakistan Faisalabad 11 Future plan 1. Monthly meeting for animation and development staff. 2. Meeting with parish priest about monthly animation activities. 3. Internal evaluation of animation and development program. 4. Recovery collection in follow up area for cooperative society. 5. Follow up visit for kitchen gardening program in follow up area. 6. Meeting with child labor coordinator about IGP. 7. Meeting with agriculture coordinator about kitchen gardening program in follow up area. Report prepared by ASHER NAZIR Ashernazir007@yahoo.com