Start : 17-06-2023 to 18-07-2023
Total Participants: Female: 103 Male: 2366 Children: 562 PWDS: 10 Total: 3041
Process of the Project :
Here is an easy-to-understand description of the process involved in setting up
a cooling center and providing ORS mixed cool water for the safety of people
during heat waves:
the Need: The need to protect people during heat waves is acknowledged,
especially those who may not have access to cool environments. It is decided to
establish a cooling center and provide ORS mixed cool water as a response to
and Preparation: The planning phase begins, where considerations such as
location, facilities, and resources are taken into account. A suitable
location, such as a community center, is chosen, and arrangements are made to
ensure proper cooling systems and availability of clean water for the ORS mix.
Setup: The selected location is equipped with cooling systems like air cooler
to create a cool and comfortable environment. Comfortable seating areas and
cool ORS mix water stations are arranged for visitors.
Recruitment and Training: Staff members or volunteers are recruited, and they
receive appropriate training on heat safety, emergency response, and the
preparation and distribution of the cool ORS mix water. They become
knowledgeable and capable of managing the cooling center effectively.
and Communication: Efforts are made to raise awareness about the cooling center
and the availability of ORS mixed cool water. Various communication channels,
such as flyers, posters, social media and partnerships with local organizations
are utilized to reach the target audience and inform them about the services
Procedures: The cooling center is opened during heat waves with extended
operating hours to accommodate the peak heat periods. Visitors are welcomed by
the staff that provided information on heat safety measures and guide them to
the seating areas and water stations. The staff also prepares the ORS mix
according to proper guidelines and distributes it to visitors for hydration.
and Maintenance: The temperature in the cooling center is regularly monitored
to ensure a cool environment. Stock levels of water and ORS mix are checked,
and routine maintenance of the cooling systems is conducted to ensure their
proper functioning. Any issues or concerns are promptly addressed.
and Improvement: Feedback is actively sought from visitors and staff regarding
their experiences and suggestions for improvement. This feedback is carefully considered,
and necessary adjustments are made to enhance the operations and effectiveness
of the cooling center and the provision of ORS mixed cool water.
following this process, the cooling center can successfully provide a safe and
comfortable environment for people during heatwaves, while the provision of ORS
mixed cool water ensures proper hydration and minimizes the risk of
Purpose/ Objective of the activity:
The purpose or objective of installing a cooling center for the safety of people during heatwaves in Multan is to provide a safe and cool space where individuals. These designated places offer a cool and cozy place to relax for cart Shopkeepers, laborers, daily wage workers, and travelers. For those who can read, services like cold ORS mix water and newspapers are freely accessible in these cooling rest spaces. People can relax in front of air coolers, shielding their skin from the hot sun and regulating their body temperature. To make sure that everyone has access to important information, educational IEC (Information, Education, and Communication) materials are also given. The cooling center aims to protect vulnerable individuals from the health risks associated with high temperatures, such as heatstroke and dehydration, by offering a comfortable environment with an air cooler and access to cold water ORS mix water. It is an initiative aimed at ensuring the well-being and safety of economically disadvantaged individuals during periods of intense heat.