“I have learned to tame fire”
They have learned to deal with fire extinguishing and first aid, earthquake evacuations and drowning accidents: Over 11,000 Palestinian students from 577 schools have attended an EU-supported Civil Protection Training programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
In cases of emergency, the children will now serve as first reaction units – ahead of the arrival of Civil Defence personnel – or backup assistants. But besides acquiring functional skills, the trainees have practised a new ability: self-confidence.
This is part of a series of features on projects funded by the EU’s Regional Programme, prepared by journalists and photographers on the ground or the ENPI Info Centre. (ENPI Info Centre)