A team of officers from the World Vision Solomon Islands Branch is currently doing disaster risk reduction awareness in North Guadalcanal.
The team’s first awareness program was on Monday night and they have seventeen villages to cover.
SIBC’s North Guadalcanal stringer, Dudley Gani reports the group’s team leader, Francis Sulua says the team will cover mainly villages to the east and west sides of the Ngalimbiu River.
“According to the awareness group’s Team Leader Francis Sulua who is also the World Vision Project Manager for North Guadalcanal, the awareness by the group will mainly cover the villages east and west of the Ngalimbiu river. During the awareness programs the World Vision officers did presentations on disaster management, what to do before, during and after disasters occur and mitigation measures to reduce risks.”
Gani reported the group also showed video clips of flooding and tsunami disasters that happened in overseas countries.
“The group also showed two clips from overseas about flooding in Mekong Delta in Vietnam and tsunami in Indonesia to give a first hand information to the villagers about disasters that happened in other parts of the world and their magnitude. Meanwhile, Francis Sulua said the awareness is part of the livelihood project currently jointly implemented by the World Vision and non-government organisations like Save The Children, Oxfam, ADRA, Live and Learn and Custom Garden in North Guadalcanal and other parts of Guadalcanal.”