This guide is intended for use by the head teachers for grades V-IX of secondary schools of Georgia. It aims to help teachers provide students and their families with valuable information about natural hazards and disaster risk reduction.
Issues reviewed in the guide include the important role the education system plays in disaster risk reduction, the methodological instructions necessary for proper use of the textbook, interactive teaching methods, and sixteen thematic modules aimed at helping teachers and students develop sustainable behavioral culture and the skills necessary to prevent disasters and to better prepare for them.
This guide was developed within the framework of the “Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction amongst Vulnerable Communities and Institutions in Southern Caucasus” project, funded by the Disaster Preparedness Programme of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DIPECHO) and implemented jointly by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, National Curriculum Centre, Emergency Management Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and UNICEF.
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