- In order for a firefighter to be able to enter a room full of toxic gases, he needs a suitable oxygen apparatus. From our partner, PCPM, we have recently received a compressor, thanks to which we supplement our cylinders with oxygen. Our firefighters also participated in water rescue training conducted by PCPM experts. Tanzania firefighters were training with us - says Fire Commandant in Meru, Joseph Njoroge after receiving the main prize in firefighting competitions.
We have sent 100 modular houses to Uganda. They are used as temporary clinics in one of the world's largest refugee camps, Bidi Bidi. In this way we have improved the quality of medical care provided in the camp. The project is financed by the Polish Aid program.
Kenyan firefighters extinguish fires, save newborns, take people out from the rubble of collapsed buildings, help victims of road accidents and are more and more often perceived as local heroes. PCPM for four years has been conducted the largest firefighter training program in Kenya. Now Polish instructors also conduct water rescue classes in case of floods, which are consequences of ongoing climate changes.
PCPM has been working with the Nord Region's stakeholders to build local initiatives to tackle the root causes of outward migration, with focus on enhancing the employability of the youth. The region, which leans against the border with Mali, is one of the most economically unstable and vulnerable terrorism-prone areas in Burkina Faso. It is partially located in the so-called red security zone.
9100 people in 93 refugee camps have now access to fire fighting equipment and are able to use it. Thanks to the trainings carried out by Polish experts, even the youngest residents know how to prevent the uncontrolled spread of fire and how to stop it before it becomes dangerous.