Thursday, October 20, 2016

Focus, WFP join hands for school safety

KARACHI - United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan, an office of the Aga Khan Development Network, have marked a Memorandum of Understanding for the usage of Community Based Disaster Risk Management and School Safety programs in six danger inclined regions crosswise over Pakistan.

The instruction sessions directed through group stages and schools is evaluated to profit 29,000 individuals.

"It is an incredible chance to spread the key message of more secure schools crosswise over Pakistan.

Exchange of information, expanding on gaining from our progressing School Safety Program and viable coordination and meeting with government powers and school groups stays crucial to accomplish the fancied results," said Nusrat Nasab, Executive Officer, FOCUS Pakistan, amid an instructions session on the joint program.

As of late, regular catastrophes have affected Pakistan altogether.

As indicated by a UNISDR (The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) report, Pakistan was among the main 10 nations with most number of debacles somewhere around 2005 and 2014 with a huge number of lives lost and the aggregate harm assessed at 25 billion dollars, he included.

He assist educated that WFP and FOCUS amid a meeting in Islamabad consented to two arrangements to work in Naseerabad and Jaffarabad regions of Baluchistan, Chitral and Shangla areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Tharparkar and Sangarh regions of Sindh for a year beginning September 2016.

The organization amongst WFP and FOCUS Pakistan intends to teach groups about Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and construct limit of Government, Department of Education and School Management Committees in School Safety.

The session likewise expressed that FOCUS Pakistan will likewise direct preparing in a fiasco readiness and reaction arranging fortrainers, instructors and facilitators in Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The sessions will be helped by data, instruction and correspondence (IEC) material furnished by WFP alongside school security, medical aid and hunt and save packs in risk inclined locale.