By Confidente Reporter
THE City of Windhoek has announced the start of the 2018 disaster risk management schools initiative to prepare residents or emergencies or disaster situation.
This was announced by the office of the City chief executive officer Robert Kahimise in statement citing the Disaster Risk Management Division as the implementing arm of the initiative.
The training is expected to contribute towards implementing disaster risk reduction activities aimed at building the resilience of communities within the municipal jurisdiction.
According to City, Windhoek is mainly prone to fires, flash flooding as well as transportation accidents.
“The aim of the initiative is to ensure that schools are better prepared for emergencies and disasters that may affect them at any given time,” the statement read in part.
“The initiative is focusing on assisting schools to set up emergency preparedness plans and raise awareness on disaster risk management discipline, provision of basic training on the use of fire extinguishers, demarcation of assembly sites, designing of floor plans, carrying out emergency drills and conducting a quiz for participating schools.”
The Disaster Risk Management Schools Initiative was introduced by the division in 2004 and scaled up in 2012 and will continue until all schools within the jurisdiction of Windhoek Municipality have participated.
“To date, 90% of schools in Windhoek have participated in this initiative.”
For 2018, the following Primary and Secondary schools will compete in the Quiz
1. Abraham Iyambo primary School
2. Monte Cresto Primary School
3. Dorado Private School
4. Windhoek Central Primary School
5. Highland Christian School
6. Sunshine Private School
7. Deutsche Primary School
8. Constania Private School
9. Progress Private School
1. Highland Christian School
2. Deutsche High School
3. Havana Project Jr Secondary
4. Westmont High School
5. Khomas High School
6. Chairman Mao Zedong High School
7. Mount – View Secondary
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