Caritas Jordan, on Saturday, July 11, held the closing ceremony for the “Emergency Preparedness and Response”(PEER program), which was held by Caritas Jordan Volunteers Center, in partnership with the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) for three consecutive years since 2015.
The program aims to raise the competence and capability of Christian and Islamic active and voluntary organizations in responding to emergency situations through training on three main areas, namely emergency situations, effective preparation during emergencies, and financial issues related to implementing emergency work for each activity.
The ceremony was attended by CSR representatives in Lebanon, namely Ms. Katy Cartnell, head of Programs in Lebanon; Mr. Ramzi Al Haj, program director; and members of the work group. Present at the ceremony were Caritas Jordan Program Manager Mr. Omar Abawi, and Head of Caritas Jordan Human Resources Fadia Francis who deputized for Caritas Jordan Director Wael Suleiman, and administrative and volunteers Caritas Jordan teams.
Mr. Abawi delivered an address in which he welcomed the attendees and stressed the importance of the programs which contribute to the preparation of youth and raising their capacities in responding to emergencies.
For his side, Mr. Ramzi Al-Haj, CRS program director, delivered an address in which he thanked Caritas Jordan for the hosting of the program which produced a generation of young people qualified and able to respond quickly to emergency situations and deal with them professionally.
Ms. Jocelyn Pradug welcomed the attendees and thanked them for their participation. She also introduced CRS humanitarian work and its objectives and gave an overview on the program and its aim which are designed to support individuals. She added that the program will be implemented in three countries, namely Lebanon, India and Indonesia in addition to Jordan.
At the end of the ceremony, shields and certificates were presented to the participants.