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DISASTER RISK REDUCTION FOR SCHOOLS

TRAINING COURSE DISASTER RISK REDUCTION FOR SCHOOLS

Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture/Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education Commitment and Policy Guidelines spell out commitment to Emergency Preparedness and response as evidenced by the policy guidelines.

Policy Circular No. P.19: Fire prevention and Procedures and Civil Defense Procedure in Private and Government Schools and Institutions. The policy spells out precautions that should be taken by every learning institution in the prevention of fires and the preparation of contingent measures for fire disasters. It also instructs heads of schools to conduct preparedness fire drills in their respective schools at least twice a year where both teachers and pupils participate. Assistance can be sought from the Fire Brigade and Emergency Medical Personnel. The circular also advises heads to invite such personnel to give lectures/lessons on fire disaster preparedness.
Policy Circular No. 5: Scholars Participation in Inter-Schools Non Sporting Competitions. This policy circular intends to protect children against injuries, abduction, abuse and other forms of maltreatment.

AIM
The overall aim of this project design is to create, build or develop capacities, so that schools are able to cope with disasters and emergencies that may befall learning institutions. Prevention of accidents will be the primary consideration or focus.

OBJECTIVES

  • To train Individuals/teachers in principles of accident prevention and First Aid Practice.
  • To initiate and practically simulate relevant emergencies/disasters relevant to specific schools, hence develop respective response measures (mock exercises)
  • To establish and support first aid and safety clubs in schools so as to build and develop response teams at school level for dealing with local emergencies.
  • To instill knowledge and skills on handling emergencies as well as quick activation of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for situations beyond their scope of practice.

AFTER THE COURSE, ATTENDANTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response
  • Casualty Management ( First Aid and Safety)
  • Activation of Emergency Medical Services
  • Casualty Evacuation. (CASEVAC)

DURATION

Duration is (2 Day) as per program design

METHODOLOGY

The Training is practically oriented and is targeted at teachers. As such there need to be trainers and take cognizance of the mixed target group in terms of knowledge and capacities.

 TENTATIVE DATES.

30-31 March 2017

Organizations and group (more than ten people) Book for the training course.

TUITION FEES:

$150.00.  Per participant and the fee will cater for:

  • Course material
  • Refreshment and launch
  • Administration Costs

VENUE:

Institute of Certified Loss Management

REGISTRATION/PAYMENTS

Payment is done online Organizations to attach proof of payment via email to info@outreachzimbabwe.org or Call: 04336537 / 0772 968 745 for booking confirmation.

NB: Phone to confirm a booking and make payment arrangements.

HIGHLIGHTS OF COURSE CONTENT.

The program design takes two stages. It involves capacity assessment as well as training of teachers and students in emergency preparedness.

The first stage involves identification of typical and possible hazards, occurrences, causes and existing copying, or response measures currently in place at the school.

Thus the following questions are paused to solicit details as to current status of the institutions:

Stage 1

  • What are the typical hazards, occurrences, or disasters that have befell the school?
  • How regular are such occurrences? When was the last such an occurrence?
  • What response measures are in place? What is the level of training? (teachers and students)
  • What equipment is available at the premises to aid to responses?
  • Testing response and approach to the defined occurrences.
  • Identification of gaps, and areas of strength.
  • Commenting on the response and capacity.

Stage 2

Design a program relevant to the institution.

Training to cover 2 days and covers the following topics;

  • Basic Life Support
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response
  • Casualty Management ( First Aid and Safety)
  • Activation of Emergency Medical Services
  • Casualty Evacuation. (CASEVAC)

IMPLEMENTATION

The Training is practically oriented and is targeted at teachers and students. As such there need to take cognizance of the mixed target group in terms of knowledge and capacities.

MOCK SESSIONS / DRILLS

Mock sessions will be held to test the trained team of teachers and students. Some critique will be done by an assessment team and comments made accordingly so as to correct and support the school response team.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

The trained team is advised to continue to practice to boost its confidence and preparedness.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

  • A minimum of 10 Teachers and 20 students trained in emergency response
  • Resources for emergency response mobilized and put in place by the respective schools.
  • At least 2 Mock Exercise(s) / Simulations conducted and capacities developed at local level.
  • Some strategic networks developed with relevant Emergency Service Providers.

 CERTIFICATION

A Certificate of competence will be issued to attendants.

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