DevCon is taking changing global environment as emerging threat to social, economical and ecological lives of poor communities, women and children in particular. DevCon believes to empower community through capacity building of communities to setup indigenous community based disaster preparedness response and mechanism to minimize disaster risks. In this strategy government functionaries are integrated as key stakeholders and organization executes DRR interventions in close coordination with provincial and district DRR/emergency response teams of government.
DevCon has diversified development interventions in many districts of Sindh province which are disaster prone regions. Organization integrates DRR as essential component of program in given regions.
Number of disaster response interventions launched to restore socio-economic, educational activities, equip community with community based disaster management skills, providing one room shelter, WASH etc focusing on women and children in Sanghar, Badin, Thatto and Jacobabad.
Key DRR & Emergency Response Interventions
- 150 community organizations (COs) trained on how to respond in disaster situation.
- 150 community based disaster risk reduction plans developed through Joint exercise with community organization and children clubs.
- Children sensitized on DRR through School and village level children competition.
- Organized consultation meetings of children with local authorities to take precautionary measures to reduce disaster impacts.
- Integration of community based disaster risk management plan with school improvement plan (SIP).
- Strengthening emergency respond unit at district level through equipping necessary equipments.
- Establish and strengthen linkages of stakeholder and duty bearer with COs and CCs to jointly work out in disaster situation.
- Provided DRR kits to 150 community organizations of 6 UCs.
In our on-going programme in Jacobabad district ……
- 8000 children of 15 schools will avail safe and healthy learning through renovation of school buildings.
- 30 teachers of 15 schools will trained on classroom management and psychosocial support/care.
- 15 school improvement plans (SIP) will be developed through SMC and community of their respective schools.
- 8000 children will be provided school supplies.
- Children of 15 schools along with community will be sensitized about DRR.
- 150 women of 15 villages will trained on enterprise development.
- 150 women will be supported for off- form business.
- 15 flood affected schools shall be restored and retained child friendly learning environment.
Global Hand Washing Day Celebration
Global Hand washing day is a way to support a global and local culture of hand washing with soap and raise awareness about the benefits of hand washing with soap. Since 2010, Global Hand washing Day has been celebrated annually on October 15 by DevCon to promote healthy practice in school aged children (School going and out of School), teachers and families.
Washing Save Lives
Millions of children under the age of 5 years die from diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, the top two killers of young children around the world.
Hand washing is not only simple and inexpensive, but remarkably, hand washing with soap can dramatically cut the number of young children who get sick.
Hand washing with soap could prevent about 1 out of every 3 episodes of diarrheal illnesses and almost 1 out of 6 episodes of respiratory infection like pneumonia.