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Disaster Preparedness in 34 Government Schools of District Chitral

  • Doner:

    USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program

  • Duration:

    15th February, 2017 to 15th December, 2017

District Chitral hit by natural disasters such as earthquakes, flash floods, rock falls, landslides and avalanches in the subsequent year 2007, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2016. The District was badly hit by flash flood in July 2015, in which 36 people lost their lives and physical infrastructure was badly damaged including four primary schools and one high school in Muzgole, Rashun, Saht and Warijun villages of District and Tehsil Chitral.

Keeping in view the importance of safeguarding the educational institutions against the imminent threats, under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program, a project titled “Disaster Preparedness in 34 Government Schools of District Chitral” is being implementing by NRSP through Network of Disaster Management Practitioners (NDMP). This project has been designed to develop preparedness and response capacities of the educational institutions of seven villages located in 03 Union Councils (Chitral I, Chitral II, and Danin) of District and Tehsil Chitral to mitigate the risk through capacity building, awareness, and effective response mechanism during natural disasters to save human lives and especially future generation. NDMP has already sensitized the target communities through the best practices of CBDRM under the UNDP SCORE project in 2014.

  •   The overall goal-objective of the project is to mainstream Disaster Risk Reduction/ Management (DRR/M) into the education sector, primarily focusing on 34 schools from 03 union councils (Chitral I, Chitral II, and Danin) of District Chitral during a period of 10 months.
  •   To build the capacities of Parent Teacher Councils (PTCs), local Administration and students through different SBDRM training courses.
  •   Disaster resilient school demonstration as model for the replication in other districts.
  •  The Provincial, District, Tehsil and community level stakeholders of Chitral are sensitized on disaster resilient and safer schools.
  •  13 five-day SBDRM training courses conducted in the selected 13 schools.
  •  Multi hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment conducted for 13 disaster prone schools.
  •  13 School Safety Plans developed with prior simulations and trainings.
  •  School Emergency Response Team (SERT) at each of the 13 schools are organized.
  •  Conducted two TOT of 3-days each for 50 Potential Trainers on SBDRM and Emergency Response
  •  50 Master Trainer on SBDRM and Emergency Response are available.
  •  Conducted 21 one-day orientation sessions on SBDRM & ER and covered 630 participants.
  •  Baseline and end line survives conducted and shared with PDMA KP, District Education department and donor agency.

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