ARC organizes Fire Awareness Training for the Staff of Kudakudhinge Hiya and Aman Hiya, in partnership with MNDF


A fire awareness training programme organized by Advocating the Rights of Children (ARC) in partnership with the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) commenced today, for the careworkers and staff of Kudakudhinge Hiya and Amaan Hiya. This is one of the several capacity building programmes that ARC organizes annually for the staff of children’s shelters.

A total of 53 staff will participate in the 2 day training programme held at the Fire and Rescue Training School in Villimale’. The training includes both theoretical and practical components on basic home fire safety. The topics that will be covered include: the causes of fire, how fire starts and spreads, flammable conditions and classification of fires. The practical component of the training includes the proper use of fire extinguishers and fire blankets.

ARC firmly believes that it is essential for all careworkers and staff to undergo safety trainings in order to provide a more secure and safe environment for the children living in shelters. ARC would therefore like to thank MNDF for conducting this training programme and looks forward to continued cooperation with the institution in the future.

ARC would also like to take this opportunity to express sincere appreciation to the management and staff of Kudakudhinge Hiya for their continued cooperation to ensure the success of all programmes conducted through ARC’s Shelter Support Programme.

ARC has been organising a number of capacity building trainings for the careworkers at shelters every year, including Emergency Preparedness Training, First Responders’ Medical Training, Early Childcare Play and Development Programme, Parental Effectiveness Training, Kitchen Training Programme, Food Hygiene and Basic Nutrition Programme and Life Skills Training.