Welcome to Our Academy
Let’s be prepared to save lives
Peace, Prosperity, Pleasure
Established in 2003, Pakistan Relief is a voluntary, non-profit, humanitarian organistaion. After responding to various devastating disasters and keeping in view the immense need and existing gaps in the country, Pakistan Relief had taken the initiative of building the resilience of communities to disasters through small scale training workshops. In 2005, after the most tragic earthquake in country’s history, our academy PRIDEA commenced an integrated series of capacity building programs, for the first time in Pakistan. In 2006, Pakistan Relief‘s delegat was invited at Die Johanniter Akademie Munster, Germany for sharing views and brainstorming over Emergency & Disaster Preparedness in Pakistan. In July 2007, a team of 8 members from Pakistan Relief attended an exclusive Training of Master Trainers in Germany. So far, alone at First Aid, we have trained over 48,000 individuals, according to German standards, across Pakistan and AJK. We have taught DRR courses at Nepal too.
Having exposure of the fatal impacts of natural calamities during our response to Bam Iran earthquake and Tsunami in Sri Lanka, we realized our responsibility to become the first drop of rain in Pakistan to pay a serious attention to an unavoidable need of the day, called “Emergency and Disaster Preparedness”. We envisage that in future, PRIDEA as a resource center may not only cater such needs in Pakistan but the trained individuals especially the ERT- Emergency Response Teams may gain sufficient knowledge, experience and expertise at PRIDEA to come forth and respond to any disaster in the neighboring countries, as well. We are always open to positive ideas, innovative strategies and constructive research for evolution and to meet challenges of the days to come. In this regard, we have closely observed the great success of EFAT Program during past 17 years.
Building the resilience of people to disasters
Aiming to delivering an integrated, outstanding and authentic emergency management education to build the resilience of people and capacity of communities to disasters. Our intention is to educate a new generation of interdisciplinary aid workers, with a professionalism that is founded on the latest research in disaster risk reduction, response, and recovery, and on the practical experiences of professionals in these fields.
Our way of Teaching
Mainly focused on cascading latest standards and practices of Humanitarian Assistance
The enhancement of ones capabilities of assessing the potential hazards, analyzing the prognosticated degree of damages and finding consistent solutions as well as spontaneous ways to cope with any complex situation, is amongst the core themes for such educational programs. Besides, the augmentation of the individual capacities according to the aptitude, thence transforming them into an active and intelligent team member to accomplish any immediate requirement is another goal that we make an effort for. Furthermore, we focus upon the optimized inter-team cooperation to avoid duplication and gain maximum output prior to, during or after an emergency.
Holding the PRIDE to lead a splendid IDEA
To turn our commitment into reality, we are putting some humble efforts through a blend of advanced training curriculum and innovative capacity building programs in the realm of comprehensive DMC- Disaster Management Cycle, encompassing its complete and integrated spectrum i.e. disaster preparedness, prediction, prevention, response, impact assessment, relief and recovery.