PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications has organized an emergency response and management training for students of University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP).
The whole-day workshop was a training of trainers that equipped the students with skills to be able to conduct their own preparedness lessons for members of their communities.
The activity is part of the company's Tropang Ready program, a nationwide caravan of Smart's TNT brand which tours schools in the Philippines to teach the youth and their friends (tropa) the importance of disaster preparedness.
TNT Tropang Ready is an initiative under Smart's advocacy for a #SafePH which promotes preparedness through mobile solutions and on-ground activities to help communities mitigate disaster risks.
For the training of trainers activity, among the lessons taught were first aid and self-defense techniques and pointers on how to assemble a Gi Bag or e-Balde, an emergency kit meant to help an individual or a family survive the next few days following a calamity. The kit includes canned food, water, flashlight, batteries, cell phone and an umbrella, among others essentials.