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A natural disaster gives no warn-
ing, it just leaves its calling card.
This is why it is crucial that all nec-
essary precautions are taken to be
The Digicel Foundation is helping
people with special needs to be edu-
cated and prepared to deal with natural
disasters. The project, titled Preparing
You, is being implemented by the Dig-
icel Foundation in association with
the Office of Disaster Preparedness
and Management (ODPM).
On November 27, the team jour-
neyed to the Pointe-a-Pierre Special
School to facilitate a Student Training
session. These sessions are being held
in five schools in South Trinidad
throughout the academic year
2015/2016, a release said. Accompa-
nying the Digicel Foundation team
were fire officers who delivered a talk
on fire safety and how to respond in
the event of a fire.
Fire Officer Anton Blackman and
his team also inspected the school
and taught the young, attentive audi-
ence how to best respond in various
situations by memorising important
phrases such as "fall and crawl" and
"don t hide, go outside".
The children were also treated to
an informative and exciting puppet
show by the Emmanuel Puppet Team.
Aided by puppets Randy and Andy,
the children sang songs and told sto-
ries illustrating what they learnt from
the training session.
It was clear through the excitement
that a strong grasp was made by the
children as to what to do in case of
fire, flood, earthquakes and hurricanes.
At the end of the puppet show, the
children were able to identify which
items to include in their disaster pre-
As a proud ambassador of the spe-
cial needs cause, Digicel Foundation s
CEO Penny Gomez was present on
the day and greeted the children by
commending them for being such a
curious and attentive audience. She
also encouraged them to go home and
share with their parents and siblings
what they had learned at the training
Among other committed partners
contributing and providing support
during the training session were Rissa
Edoo, programme assistant, GEF Small
Grants Programme, United Nations
Development Programme as well as
ODPM s training and education spe-
cialist Arlini Timal and her team.
In January, the ODPM team will
create a database for all the schools
involved in the project --- Lady Hochoy
Schools in Penal and Gasparillo; Servol
Happy Venture in San Fernando;
Pointe-a-Pierre Special School and
Rio Claro Learning and Development
Centre---and several drills will also be
conducted to improve their disaster
The project is funded by the Global
Environment Facility (GEF) Small
Grants Programme (SGP) which is
implemented by the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP).
Sing out loud! Randy and the rest of the Emmanuel Puppet Team reinforce the
slogan "Drop Cover, Hold on!" in song as a response to earthquakes.
Puppets teach children
about disaster preparedness
Fire Services Officer Anton Blackman instructs School student Daniel Abdool to
Pull, Aim, Squeeze and Sweep (P-A-S-S) -- the recommended technique for using
the fire extinguisher.
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