The terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar in Dec. 2014, and subsequent number of bomb blasts on education institutions have shaken the entire country and raised serious concerns about safety & security of the children in schools.
Realizing the importance of the situation, the PRC Sindh designed an especial project named as “School Safety Program” under the DRR Component of our DM Program.
This Program is aimed to improve the skills of the Children and staff for identifying threats / risk and its response in terms of natural & man-made disasters.
We presented this case to the Govt. Authorities and series of meetings were held on this agenda with Commissioner Karachi and the education department of Sindh.
The then Commissioner of Karachi issued few Notifications to all schools and Deputy Commissioners of Karachi to obtain this skills from the Red Crescent.
On March 25th 2016 the formal inauguration ceremony was held in the Governor house where almost 70% concerned government officials attended the program. Minister of Education, Secretary Education, DG Rangers, Commissioner Karachi, Deputy Commissioners of the Districts, Director / DIG Counter Terrorism department, office bearers of Private school associations, Principals of Many schools, academia of universities and Colleges, member schools, Media and NGOs.