Turkish Disaster Academy IHH Empowers Pakistani Rescuers


In a collaborative effort aimed at enhancing disaster response capabilities, the Turkish Disaster Academy IHH recently conducted a comprehensive training program for 50 Pakistani individuals, including prominent members of the University of Karachi Scouts Group.

This intensive training program focused on search and rescue operations in natural disasters and critical emergency situations. Notably, Ali Sohaib, an MPhil student in the University of Karachi’s Social Work Department, and Rabia Farooqui, a student in the Department of Public Administration, both demonstrated their dedication by participating in the training and subsequently joining the esteemed ranks of the Sindh Scouts Rescue Team.

The training initiative was a joint endeavor organized by the Sindh Boy Scouts Association, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkiye, and the Turkish Coordination and Cooperation Agency (TIKA), in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan.

The training sessions took place at the Gulistan Scouts Resource Center in Karachi, providing the perfect setting for honing essential search and rescue skills.

The participants gained valuable insights and hands-on experience in managing emergency situations, conducting rescue operations in various natural settings, and ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals affected by disasters. The initiative underscores the commitment of these organizations to strengthening Pakistan’s ability to respond effectively to natural calamities and emergencies.

As Pakistan continues to face various natural challenges, such collaborative efforts are crucial in equipping local rescuers and disaster responders with the necessary knowledge and skills to safeguard lives and property.

The dedication of Ali Sohaib, Rabia Farooqui, and all the trainees reflects a shared commitment to bolstering the nation’s resilience in the face of adversity.

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