Students being trained to do first aid during the Palawan Junior Rescue Jamboree training. Photo courtesy from PIO Palawan Facebook page.

Some 92 students from elementary schools in Southern municipalities and Puerto Princesa City attended the first Palawan Junior Rescue Jamboree training on disaster risk reduction.

Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) chief Jeremias Alili said in a statement that they wanted to intensify the preparedness and resiliency of the students in Palawan through various training that will mold their capability.

Students from Rizal Elementary School, Quezon Elementary School, Narra Elementary School, and Puerto Princesa City participated in a three-day event conducted at Maritime Training Camp, Sitio Magarwak, Barangay Bacungan on October 28 to 30.

Palawan Junior Rescue Jamboree training participants. Photo courtesy from PIO Palawan Facebook page.

“Sa mga schools kasi meron tayong tinatawag na school DRRM and one of the component ng DRRM ay ‘yong mga school watching teams wherein ang composition nito ay school teachers, the parents, and students. Itong junior rescue parang re-enforcement ito sa mga pinapagawa ng DepEd na magkaroon ng training ang mga estudyante so 4 skills ang nakapaloob sa training natin,” Alili said.

Among the sets of training are first aid (junior aides), basic fire prevention (junior firefighters), road safety (road safety officers) and disaster resiliency.

“To promote the culture of safety among the children, sa experience natin kapag may disaster o mga emergency ang kadalasan na affected or injured ay ang mga kabataan at pangalawa is to introduce ang type of field career na pwede nilang ma-consider kaya ini-expose natin ‘yong mga firemen, policemen, at mga sundalo for them to proceed sa mga ganitong career,” he added.


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