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Teachers and carers in Kyrgyzstan’s Batken Province master a new programme on the basics of safe living

BATKEN PROVINCE, Kyrgyzstan, 7 March 2013 – At the end of February seminars took place for teachers and carers on a new “Principles of Everyday Life” programme, which includes new methods of teaching.

During the training in Batken province, Kyrgyzstan - UNICEF / Akylbek Shadymanov / 2013

The programme covered a total of 67 grade teachers of 1-5 grade, 26 teachers of 6-11 grade and 3 carers from 15 schools and one kindergarten in Batken Province, the most remote province in the country.

The range of topics covered included lessons on:

  • emergency situations arising in everyday life
  • personal safety and the safety of others
  • the basics of healthy lifestyles and first aid
  • safe behavior in social situations

Participants also received informational and educational materials in the form of manuals and training materials that can be used in their classes.

In the framework of the DIPECHO 7 project entitled “Support for disaster risk reduction risks in educational institutions in vulnerable communities in Central Asia”, dozens of educational institutions were provided with sets of fire safety boards, and supplies to be used in emergencies and when providing first aid. Gongs were also manufactured and installed to serve as local warning systems.

This was the first round of training events to be conducted in the framework of the Japanese government grant and DIPECHO 7, being implemented by the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic with the support of UNICEF. The second round will include practical workshops on disaster risk reduction and disaster preparedness.

For more information, please contact:

Galina Solodunova
Communication Officer
UNICEF Kyrgyz Republic
Tel: +996 312 611 224...7
Mobile: +996 775 580 261
Fax: +996 312 611 191



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