Train Haitians to Help Rebuild their Country

Jun 22, 2010

734 aid workers now trained by DRSS

Magdala Jean Baptiste
Magdala Jean Baptiste

Since we established our Disaster Response Support Service in Haiti, 734 aid workers have now been trained in humanitarian, technical and related disciplines. The vast majority of participants are Haitian nationals, helping the country respond, resource and rebuild.

Magdala Jean Baptiste is a Haitian teacher currently working for Save the Children as an Education Coordinator. Magdala’s team is based in Jacamel – close to the epicentre of the quake - where an estimated 60 percent of buildings and infrastructure were severely damaged or destroyed. Her work involves liaising closely with educational representatives, children and communities on areas such as reopening schools and reinstating classes, safeguarding children and distributing materials.

Magdala has been passing on what she learnt, ensuring that knowledge of good hygiene practice is widely disseminated in camps and local communities: “I’ve replicated what I learnt on the RedR training course to our community mobilisation teams who then in turn have run hygiene education in schools; for the school heads, teachers, students and parental committees. In total we have educated 1,228 people who will each teach 30 people in their community about the importance of good hygiene practices to help prevent disease outbreaks. That will make 36,840 Haitians who have been reached on the basis of this one important training.

Training Haitian aid workers
Training Haitian aid workers
Water, sanitation and hygiene training
Water, sanitation and hygiene training



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Erin Noordeloos

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