The central province of Thua Thien-Hue is implementing a project to train teachers and students in risk reduction during disasters, according to Hoang Ngoc Khanh, Chief of Office of the provincial People’s Committee.

The 640-million VND (about 30,000 USD) project, funded by the Embassy of Germany in Vietnam and the Thua Thien-Hue Red Cross Society, will be deployed at four secondary schools in Quang Vinh, Quang Phuoc and Quang Loi communes and Sia town.

The activities will introduce “safe school” models and provide safe swimming and first aid skills for staff and teachers.

About 30 students in each school will also attend safe swimming classes and disaster reduction drills will be available to 30 percent of the students.

Another earlier disaster reduction project, funded by the German Red Cross Society, has provided thousands of people in targeted localities with training programmes and rescue rehearsals.

Source: VNA