A Hand in Hand Capacity Building Model in Disaster Reconstruction and Preparedness



With the kind support of Keswick Foundation, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Department of Sociology and Social Work, Sun Yat-sen University Jointly conduct the project “ A Hand in Hand Capacity Building Model in Disaster Reconstruction and Preparedness".


In view of the frequent occurrences of disasters in Sichuan in recent years, this project aims to develop a disaster preparedness, education and practice model and a solid disaster responding network by leveraging the multi-disciplinary professional collaboration, transferring the knowledge and experience from Wenchuan to Ya’an.


This project consists of two parts: Capacity Building Model in Disaster Reconstruction and Preparedness – an Action Research in Sichuan, China and Hospital-based Rehabilitation Clinical Education Site. Also, a disaster recovery and preparedness curriculum will also be developed.


Capacity Building Model in Disaster Reconstruction and Preparedness – an Action Research in Sichuan, China



Objectives:

  • To access though engagement of needs and resources of the local community
  • To develop and imply the knowledge (software) and infrastructures (hardware) towards a Disaster Management Resource Facility.
  • To provide basic tools and equipment, first aid and first responder requirements, whilst providing basic human needs and services including running water, warmth and shelter.
  • To develop village’s access to knowledge, information, skills and resources bases.
  • To develop methodological (research) approach aimed at sustainable community development and resilient community development.

Programme delivered: warming winter programmes, eco-farming, redesigning the community, community school, training and capacity building, community kitchen


Hospital-based Rehabilitation Clinical Education Site


Objectives:

  • To set up a clinical learning environment
  • To develop an occupational therapy clinical education model incorporating both hospital-based and community based rehabilitation programme for patients.
  • To establish a sustainable model in post-disaster rehabilitation
  • To set up a hospital-community interface system

Programme delivered: rehabilitation program, the needed treatment, home visit and environment modification, evaluation of service needs at hospitals, conduct a survey on patients’ feedbacks