Gilgit, February 14: A week-long Psychosocial Support Program (PSP) training for coaches commenced Tuesday here in the regional capital. The training has been organized by Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in collaboration with IFRC, as part of its efforts to build capacities in disaster response.
The workshop is being attended bh 16 participants, included male and female volunteers from four districts of GB (Ghizer, Diamer, Skardu and Gilgit).
Mr. Imdad Ali Vice Chairman PRCS GB said that PRCS is not to be considered as an NGO this is a humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the vulnerable segments of society and people affected from natural and man induced disasters, while talking during the opening ceremony. He appreciated the achievements of PRCS GB in a short period.
Pervaiz Ahmed Provincial Program Officer PRCS GB briefed the participants about mandate of the organization and its working modalities. Earlier, Aziz Ali, coordinator for this training, went through the objectives. He said that psychological support is a new area for PRCS GB. He said that the trainees will be able to help the disaster hit communities in recovering from their losses. “It can help change people into active survivors rather than passive victims”, he concluded.