Youth Training for disaster control:
Twenty Two youth were identified from project location to act as team leaders in emergency situations. Residential workshop was organized for them with the help of external experts on disaster managements and first aid skills. Inputs were provided on different types of disasters, various components of disaster preparedness and emergency measures, rescue and relief mechanisms, team formation and first aid delivery to disaster victims.
Rescue teams were formed in two villages. Safety kits including life jackets were distributed to all the 22 team members. They were also provided with identity cards and IEC (Information Education and Communication materials). The District Administration has authorized the UNDP to form a District Level Rescue Coordination Team. HEAL is one of the member out of the 8 organizations selected by the UNDP.
They are regularly organizing awareness programmes in the villages relating to awareness on Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) and Coastal Management Zone (CMZ) and the importance of Sand Dunes.