1. AWARENESS & ADVOCACY
SAFE arranges a number of awareness campaigns (Hand wash, safe water, road safety, heat wave, earthquake safety, coastal clean up, waste management)every year on various safety related issues in Bangladesh in partnership with various organizations or forums (Clean up Bangladesh, Make Road Safe, Bangladesh Earthquake Society, Clean Dhaka Week etc.).
SAFE develops advocacy materials on safe hand wash steps, road safety (Safewalk, Keep LEFT, Switch off the mobile and Watch the Roads, fasten your seat belt while driving) safe clean up procedure and distributes at the national and local level.
2. CHILDREN FOCUS PROGRAM
Recently SAFE is working as implementing partners of private sector players and NGOs to design and implement programs as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility or Social responsibility. SAFE has worked with Better Business, a working conditions improvement initiative of Swisscontact – KATALYST in 2006 to provide first aid training to thirteen micro enterprises from four selected sectors (light engineering, electrical goods manufacturing, plastic and shoe) adopted by Rotary Club of Dhaka Mid Town as a part of their social responsibility.
SAFE has successfully completed “Dettol Safe School Handwashing Campaign 2008-09” with Reckitt Benckiser, one of the multinational organizations for well-known dettol brand; to aware the students of thirty renowned schools of Dhaka City about the importance of hand wash as a part of their corporate social responsibility. In context of Bangladesh, Global Handwashing day on 15th October is celebrated from 2008 in hundred thousand schools all over Bangladesh by public, private, NGOs partnership coalition (Consists of BRAC, CARE, DPHE, NGO FORUM, PLAN BANGLADESH, SAFE, SAVE THE CHILDREN, UNICEF, UNILIVER, WATER AID BANGLADESH) exclusively aimed at promoting safe hand wash practices among the schoolchildren.
3. CLEANUP & CLIMATE CHANGE
Clean up Bangladesh campaign is a broad-based coalition, including Government Agencies, Autonomous bodies, Educational institutions, Environmental NGOs and local environmental groups/clubs. Clean up Bangladesh activities are coordinated by SAFE as a member of Clean up the World - a global environmental initiative supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that attracts an estimated 35 million participants in more than 110 countries each year.
SAFE in association with Clean up Bangladesh coalition partner organizes runs various educational awareness campaigns and conservational events programs through out the year such as School Clean up Day, Clean Dhaka Week, World Ocean Day, Clean Up the World Weekend, International Cleanup Day with fun.
4. EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP
SAFE arranged seminars on road safety, environmental safety and occupational safety in collaboration with British Council in 1999. SAFE organized an awareness campaign on heat wave in 2001, first of its kind in Bangladesh. In 2004, SAFE also arranged a seminar on earthquake safety in collaboration with Bangladesh Institute of Engineering (Civil Engineering Division) and Concord Group, a renowned national construction company.
5. EMERGENCY RESPONSE
SAFE was the first organization on the scene in the Bomb explosion on 14th April (1st Baishak) at Ramna Green for significant support in emergency haulage to the nearest hospitals. After that SAFE had a successful journey till date. Also SAFE EMT reach at SIDR affected Pathorghata within 24 hours to start medical treatment for whom injured by cyclone. Simultaneously SAFE water and sanitation team restored pond for drinking water and buried animal for diseases prevention.
6. FIRST AID BOOTH AND EVENT MEDICAL SUPPORT
SAFE organizes noteworthy number of projects to provide emergency first aid services to the mass during various religious gathering (i.e. Ejtema), cultural gathering (i.e. Bengali New Year) and during big national events (Victory day, Independence day, International Mother Language Day etc) in collaboration with big private sector players like ACI, Reckitt Benckiser, Opso Saline Ltd and cultural foundation like Bengal Foundation every year.
Recently SAFE has provided Emergency Medical support to a number of impactful events such as Shark Bangla Channel Crossing, a 12 kilometer swimming event from Teknaf to Sent Martins, organized by Dacca Basecamp (a known water adventure group), Bangla Marathon (Cox’s Bazar)2008 organized by Bangla Mountaineering and Trekking Club (a leading mountaineering and expedition club), Challenge of the Longest Beach 2007, a 100 kilometer walkathon from TeKnaf to Cox’s Bazar organized by Gramenphone & Activate Bangladesh and Safety Fair 2007, an event sponsored by Rahimafrooz and cosponsored by Savlon-ACI, Paril Baishakhi utshob 2009 organized by Paril gram basi and BTEF, Modhumoti Art Camp 2010 an event of Bengal Foundation. Bangla Marathon 2010(Cox’s Bazar) organized by Extremist (a total fitness club).
7. FLOOD AND POST FLOOD ACTIVITIES
With support from Gazi Tank and CARE (under the project US AID funded project), SAFE distributed safe water in flood affected areas of Demra during the flood of 2004. Consequently, based on the success of this activity, SAFE undertook Tube Well Disinfected program supported by Global Heavy Chemicals Ltd. and hence created a sustainable solution for pure drinking water during the post flood disaster situation.
8. INTERNATIONAL MISSION
SAFE has volunteered for a number of international emergency missions i.e. Gujrat (February 10-27, 2001), Srilanka (Jan7-Feb 7, 2004) and Kashmir (November 11-21,2005) in order to be acquainted with the earth quake related emergency services so that the experience and knowledge can be applied to develop preventive measures for such instance in Bangladesh.
9. SAFETY TRAINING AND PRODUCTS
Various training (First Aid, CPR training and life saving skills) is one of the specialized areas and main revenue generating activity of SAFE. Basic first aid training is given to Government Organizations (Roads & Highway department of Government of bangladesh), Educational institutions (BUET), Donor funded projects and International NGOs (Actionaid Bangladesh, Swisscontact Katalyst, Save the Children) and national and international companies (RMG factories). High Point Rendel Since 2000, 1720 people were trained basic first aid training.
SAFE has developed customized first aid kits, first aid stickers and guide for home, school, workplace and travel. SAFE strives to promote life saving skills and products, under safe school campaign, distribution of first aid kits among 30 schools in Dhaka metropolitan area that partner in safe schools network.