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Ministry of education staff rewarded for disaster management training |09 March 2020

Ministry of education staff rewarded for disaster management training

The staff in a souvenir photograph with guests after they had been presented with their certificate (Photo: Joena Meme)

In order to be more effective and carry out their duties effectively, some 90 workers from the Ministry of Education who included teachers, wardens and librarians took part in a school safety and disaster management training sponsored by the Lions Club of Seychelles in collaboration with the ministry.

The training, which covered first aid and fire fighting, began in 2019 and ended in January this year.

The participants were awarded their certificates during a small ceremony held on Thursday last week at the Site auditorium, Mont Fleuri.

The ceremony was attended by the director general for secondary schools, Odile Octave, participants of the training course, their facilitators and other guests.

“In light of our health, safety and risk management protocol, it is important that our staff are equipped with the necessary skills to attend to any emergencies that may arise in the schools or the ministry’s headquarters,” Mrs Octave said.

The project was undertaken by the health, safety and risk management section, with the assistance of the ministry’s health promotion office as well as the fire rescue services.

“We are inviting other stakeholders to join us in our endeavour to prepare our educational institutions with any programmes or equipment in case of emergency,” said Ms Octave.

She ended by telling the participants to put the invaluable skills that they have learned to good use.

Speaking on behalf of the health, safety and risk management section, its director, Regina Prosper, commented that as part of the emergency plan for all schools there are different teams made up of staff from the ministry.

“As we go along the staff will receive more training and develop their knowledge,” she said.

Mrs Prosper added that later on some students will also be receiving similar training.


Christophe Zialor

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