Resilient, Informed and Safer Schools and Communities Project
Status: Completed Start Date: Dec 2017 End Date: Nov 2018 Geographic Coverage: 4 Districts in Sindh Focus Area: Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction SDG Goal: 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Implementing Partner: SPO Funding Partner: UNICEF
SPO with the support of UNICEF launched a project titled “Resilient, Informed and Safer Schools and Communities Project” in 47 schools of the most vulnerable and disaster-prone districts of Sindh i.e. Tando Allahyar, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot and Sanghar. The project is aiming to implement SDG goal 13 which call for an urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
During the implementation period of the project, SPO carried out vulnerability and child-centered assessments of 47 schools. In addition, four projects covering launching and closing ceremonies were also organized. District Disaster Coordination Forums were reactivated trained and received endorsement from respective District administrations. School Disaster Management Committees (SDMCs) were also reactivated, trained and endorsed by the SELD department.
Other important activities of the project were capacity-building trainings, sensitization and awareness sessions. However, those who obtained trainings included 86 head teachers and Government officials, 121 teachers, 94 school wardens, 684 members of SDMCs, 707 Rescuer Group members, 2015 people including teachers, students and communities trained in utilization of DRR kits.
In addition, 1916 people participated in theatre performance activities in ten events, 1780 participated in quiz competition activities, 1057 were trained through mock-drill exercises, and 13725 were reached through awareness-raising sessions.