The TNT Tropang Ready disaster preparedness caravan goes to Mariano Marcos State University.
More than 1,000 students from Mariano Marcos State University in Ilocos Norte recently participated in the TNT Tropang Ready Disaster Preparedness Caravan organized by PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications.
TNT Tropang Ready is a learning program that tours schools all over the country to boost the disaster readiness skills of students and their friends (tropa). The program aims to mobilize them to lead their families and communities to safety during calamities.
During the training, MMSU students learned emergency preparedness and response techniques, including what to do when an earthquake, a fire, or a strong typhoon strikes. Resource speakers included representatives from the provincial government and emergency management experts.
TNT Tropang Ready is part of Smart’s advocacy on disaster preparedness, #SafePH, which promotes preparedness through mobile solutions and on-ground activities to help communities mitigate disaster risks.
The program has recently been feted the winner in the Community Engagement category at the prestigious Golden World Awards, which recognizes public relations practices that meet international standards of excellence.
In the photo are MMSU students learning how to use a fire extinguisher during the TNT Tropang Ready training of trainers session.