Kalinga Red Cross set to implement 2-year DRRM project

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga Feb. 12 (PIA) -- Red Cross is ready to implement by next month a two-year project that aims to contribute to the consolidation and implementation process of institutionalized and operational disaster risk reduction and management in the grassroots level and to increase resilience of local communities.

 

Raymund Chan, officer-in-charge of Red Cross Kalinga Chapter Administrator, said they will train first a minimum of 10 trainors who will in turn train a minimum of 44 volunteers in the barangays covered by the project to make up the Red Cross 143 organization or 1 volunteer-leader + 43 other volunteers.

Kalinga is among the seven provinces in the country covered under Phase 2 of the German Red Cross-funded project titled “Empowering the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Communities and Government Institutions to Consolidate and Implement Inclusive Community- Based Disaster Risk Reduction in Seven Provinces in the Philippines”.

The project has a total grant of Euro 1,58,006.53 and will be implemented in 70 barangays and 84 schools from 14 municipalities of Kalinga, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Zambales, and Isabela.

In the case of Kalinga, Pinukpuk, the City of Tabuk and five barangays along the Chico line were selected on the basis of their being disaster-prone areas, Chan said adding that the first activity covers re-assessment on the operability of DRRM plans of covered municipal/city LGUs and barangays.

Trained instructors will teach about DRRM in one high school and five elementary schools selected from said barangays during the whole duration of the project including production and distribution of IEC materials and organization of a Red Cross Youth, according to Chan.

Chan said the 44 trained volunteers will be assigned tasks in the areas of safety, blood sourcing, social, communications, response and logistics. Peter Balocnit (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

 

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