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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.