QRCS organises disaster management workshop for school headmistresses

The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has held a disaster management training workshop for 40 headmistresses of public schools in Qatar, in co-operation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education’s Training and Educational Development Centre.

Under the umbrella of the QRCS School Programme, the two-day event covered a wide range of topics related to disaster management and risk reduction, including Introduction to Disaster Management, Risk Analysis, Field Assessment and Co-ordination, Sociopsychological Support, Nutrition and Food Security, Health in Emergency, Water and Sanitation, and Shelter.

The sessions are conducted by a group of QRCS’s disaster management specialists and internationally certified volunteers.

Projects Expert at QRCS and the programme’s co-ordinator Huda A Hamdan said: “The purpose of this workshop is to educate the principals of schools on the basic of dealing with disasters, the importance of preparedness for minimising casualties and losses, and the organisations responsible for disaster response”.

According to Huda A Hamdan, this is one of five workshops to be held during November, with a total 200 attendees divided into five groups, three for men and two for ladies.

She emphasised the interest of principals to attend the workshops, in light of the remarkable success of QRCS School Programme over the past few years.

“In the second semester, similar training workshops will be held for the same principals on first aid and health education,” she revealed. (QNA)

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