|Community members listen attentively as Mr. Ralaingita |
reviews disaster mitigation concepts.
Mr. Ralaingita led a total of 8 training workshops in the following target communities: Arcatao, located 6 hours northeast of San Salvador; Huisisilapa, 2 hours north of the capital city; and Guarjila, also in the country's northern region. All together, 166 community members and 16 technicians from the Office of Civil Protection - in charge of national emergency management - participated in Mr. Ralaingita's sessions.
|Technicians from the Office of Civil Protection receive |
certificates for their participation in Mr. Ralaingita's training.
"The community of Huisisilapa has now become one of the most motivated communities energized by our training and support from PROBUSQUEDA. It has become an example community to be declared a 'pilot project' by PROBOSQUEDA."
Mr. Ralaingita believes that the trainings were very successful in promoting a culture of disaster prevention in each of the 3 communities, though he notes that response and mitigation processes "must be updated and must evolve based on contextual change and reality".