San Enrique, Iloilo, Philippines – Strengthening the community’s resilience and preparedness in the face of potential disasters, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) of the Local Government Unit of San Enrique, in collaboration with San Enrique National Comprehensive High School (SENCHS) Youth Responders and Bureau of Fire Protection San Enrique, conducted an insightful Disaster Preparedness and Response Training for the students of SENCHS.

The event, held on January 6, 2024, unfolded at the San Enrique National Comprehensive High School Amphitheater, gathering eager participants from the student body.

Under the stewardship of Mr. Cris Palomado, the MDRRMO spearheaded the training program, aiming to equip the students with crucial skills and knowledge essential for managing and responding to potential disasters effectively.

Participants, comprising the proactive student body of SENCHS, engaged in comprehensive sessions covering various aspects of disaster preparedness and response strategies. The training encompassed essential techniques in first aid, evacuation protocols, hazard identification, and community-based response initiatives.

Gracing the occasion were esteemed guests, including Mr. Ernesto Ardiente, the Principal of San Enrique National Comprehensive High School, and Hon. SB Member Ariel Buyco, President of the Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) of SENCHS, who lauded the initiative for its proactive approach to involving the youth in disaster preparedness efforts.

The collaborative training initiative between MDRRMO, SENCHS Youth Responders, and the Bureau of Fire Protection not only empowers the youth with essential life-saving skills but also strengthens the municipality’s overall disaster resilience, fostering a community ready to face and mitigate the impact of any potential disasters.

This proactive approach to engage and educate the youth underscores San Enrique’s commitment to nurturing a generation equipped to address challenges and contribute to a safer, more resilient community.