24th November 06:42 PM
'Build Back Safer training' launched
By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 24/10/2017

Many communities around the country are reducing their vulnerability to disasters through the Build Back Safer training by Habitat for Humanity.

It is a three-day training programme which covers theory and hands-on instruction of basic construction techniques that include foundations, strong joints, strapping, bracing, roofing and reducing the vulnerability of the home by choosing safe building sites.

Many communities in low lying areas were heavily affected by Cyclone Winston and this is an area which Habitat for Humanity has set its focus, according to National Director Masi Latianara.

Habitat for Humanity has completed one hundred and eight Build Back Safer training sessions with community representatives from over 200 communities around the country.

This training is open to anybody above 18 years of age and builds the capacity of homeowners to understand and use simple yet effective construction techniques that will help strengthen their homes.

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