This project will fund training for community based rescue team members like Maria. Maria lives in a flood-prone community on the outskirts of Manila. Community organisation Buklod Tao has organised rescue teams to keep communities safe during the multiple floods that strike every year, but those teams can only save lives if they're properly trained. With your help, we'll hold trainings in first aid, swift-water rescue, flood simulation and much more for rescue team members like Maria.
45 year old Maria believes that women must be at the lead of keeping communities safe during floods. She's a member of a local health worker's team as well as a rescue team, and she attended a recent two day first aid course because she wants to help people. Community leaders like Maria are motivated to help and on the front line during floods, but without proper training they won't be able to help anyone.
Your funding will fund trainings in first aid, swift water rescue, safe use of rescue boats, and much more for dozens of community based rescue team members. These trainings will ensure that community leaders like Maria have the skills they need to save lives when floods strike.
Every year, Maria's community faces devastating floods. Those floods are only getting worse as climate change accelerates. Maria's community can't afford to wait on the government to keep them safe - they need to be ready to save lives as floods increase over the coming years.