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Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, November 10, 2009, NEMO - Officials from the Ministry of Education, NEMO and other stakeholders will meet on Thursday 12th November, 2009 during a consultation to begin the process of developing a policy and plan for a school safety program produced by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).
This Consultation is a collaborative initiative between the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).

According to Director of NEMO, Howie Prince, the most vulnerable population on planet earth is our children. Many Schools are constructed in congested areas and are exposed to numerous hazards; hence the aim of the School Safety Programme is to create a safe learning environment for our children. Prince further stated that the consultation is really to begin the process of developing a policy and plan for the school safety Program

The objectives of the School Safety Programme are to:
• Promote joint efforts between the Community and schools to increase the capacity and develop sustainable risk reduction plans in the schools.
• Guide resources and institutional efforts, created by the government, to maximize their use and enhance safety in schools.
• Provide assistance to teachers and stakeholders for the development of school safety plans.

The Consultation will be held in NEMO’s conference room at its Old Montrose Headquarters, beginning at 9:00 am.

Contact:
National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO)
Ministry of National Security
Old Montrose
Kingstown
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Tel: 784-456-2975
Fax: 784-457-1691
Email: [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]

 

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