Training on school safety held

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 3, 2019: Training cum Orientation Programme on School Safety and Security Measures for Teachers and Students’ programme was held at the Lamlong Higher Secondary School, Lamlong on Monday.

Commencing from November 16 the training cum orientation on school safety and security measures is being organised by department of education (School) in association with Samagra Shiksha, Manipur.

Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam said that the training cum orientation programme will create awareness among teachers and students to be more alert and enable them to reduce/avoid risks during natural disaster, human-made or any other form of emergencies.

The minister expressed that the training is being taken up as a part of school education so that the safety and security measures knowledge is presented in a more inclusive and holistic manner.

He said teachers and students usually spend most of their time at school. It is important that the human resources especially the teachers and students are made aware on how to be safe and be prepared when faced with any kind of risks due to natural hazards or human made risk. This will not only make the schools safer but will also help in influencing the society at large towards reducing risks during disaster, he added.

The training cum orientation programme aims to equip the teachers as the first line counselor and to guide in events of any disaster – natural and man-made and minimize losses to life and property and to make Post Traumatic Stress Counselors for students in schools in any eventualities of any disaster. The major areas of the training are safety and precautionary measures, preparedness, first aid, rescue techniques, Post Traumatic Stress Management in the event of natural and manmade disaster like earthquake, fire incident, snake bite drowning fainting etc.

The programme is being conducted in partnership with the Manipur Fire Services Department and the Indian Red Cross Society Manipur State Branch.

So far the training has been held in 58 venues located in 17 Educational Zones of 16 districts of Manipur. The department aims to complete the remaining identified venues by December 7. In all, 80venues will be covered.

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