A new school emergency project developed for Dominica on course to being implemented into schools here
A new school emergency project has been developed for Dominica and is on course to being implemented into schools across the island.
UNDP Barbados and the OECS in collaboration with the Office of Disaster Management and supported by the European commission humanitarian aid department (ECCO), this year convened an inception workshop for the strengthening resilience and coping capacities in the Caribbean through integrated early warning systems project in Dominica.
The education component of the project was implemented in Dominica from January 5 - June 30 2016 by the Office of Disaster Management and was officially handed over to the Education Minister Petter St Jean recently.
The project deals with disaster preparedness and preparing schools to respond during disasters.
Clement Richards is a UNDP consultant who aided in the development of the project which he has hailed as a success so far and one which can be implemented in schools of various populations.
The project is a regional initiative which has so far been implemented in St Lucia, Antigua and St Vincent.
According to the template of the school emergency program, all staff members should ensure their families are prepared for emergencies in order to allow teachers to be more effective during emergencies.
Richards says the program seeks to ensure teachers are prepared to handle emergency situations at school.
UNDP Consultant Clement Richards
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