Training for vulnerable communities

Those participating in the project

Communities throughout Dominica face particular vulnerabilities which the Dominica Red Cross seeks to address through building resilience in communities.

Mero, Layou and Warner are three communities benefiting from a 72 hour Self-Sufficiency Project funded by the French Red Cross/INTERREG.

The objective of this project is to develop the capacity of these communities to protect themselves during the first 72 hours after a disaster and before receiving emergency assistance.

This project includes the provision of training to community participants in strengthening of houses to better withstand hydro-meteorological hazards.

Training has been provided to up to 20 community participants who were selected to participate in a Safer Houses project workshop facilitated by the Dominica Red Cross, subsequently up to 20 houses were strengthened in each community utilizing the trained community participants.

Shelter Management training will also be provided to these communities and instruction provided on the use of an Emergency Relief Kit which will be retained by the communities.

The community groups will be monitored and supported by the Dominica Red Cross as this is completed. The skills and experience thus gained offer long term benefits to the individuals and communities.

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4 Comments

  1. niki
    June 13, 2012

    great :-D

  2. tactical
    June 13, 2012

    Good initiative what we need is more people around Dominica to come on board be a volunteer either form or join a committee whether it be a disaster committee or an improvement committee in your respective villages and or community – let us plan, prepare, mitigate against all hazards. With climate change and global warning we are becoming much more vulnerable to hazardous events – there is no getting away from it one day we will have to face the music either of a tropical weather system, a major earth quake as predicted by Joan Latchman recently or a volcanic eruption given the fact that we have 5 or more active ones on island. Lets get serious people and get more involved and get in with the programmes being pushed by the Red Cross, the Office of Disaster Managment and Local Government Authorities.lets get serious about our preparedness and readiness.

  3. June 13, 2012

    Keep up the good that you do guys!! Safer homes means the safety of our people!! Go Red Cross!!!

  4. Marco
    June 12, 2012

    Good cause! Sadly people will not comment on positive initiatives like this!

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