PASSA is a participatory method of disaster risk reduction (DRR) related to shelter and settlements safety. It is a variation of Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST), which has been used by many Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in water and sanitation programmes since the late 1990s. PHAST in turn is based on a participatory approach called SARAR which stands for Self-esteem, Associative strengths, Resourcefulness, Action-planning and Responsibility.
PASSA Youth is a variation of the original PASSA introducing changes and additions to make it attractive and productive for youth 13 to 17 years-old conceiving them as change agents in the 21st century. Bringing PASSA into the digital age and making it attractive to this new target group has tackled different aspects of the existing tool, while placing special emphasis on the incorporation of social networks and multimedia resources, and the viability of using these technologies in the vulnerable communities where PASSA Youth is needed. The methodology has been enriched by expanding the range of tools for mapping, diagnosing and finding solutions, which can be useful and inspiring for participants of all ages and offer an increased potential for youth to reach out, connect and bring different stakeholders to the discussion.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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