Indonesia: Disaster mitigation education planned for 250,000 schools
[The National Disaster Mitigation Agency] (BNPB) community empowerment director Lilik Kurniawan said on Friday that there will be classes on disaster mitigation at 250,000 or 75 percent of schools that are in disaster-prone areas.
Focusing on what to do in the event of a disaster, the program will either be integrated into the curriculum or through extracurricular activities such as pramuka (scouts).
“Previously, those who ran [the program] were staff under the ministry. The difference is that anyone can now help to educate them. We will give them a new module that is different and tailored to the volunteers' needs,” Lilik said.
The module will be accessible through various BNPB portals, which he said would be completed in two months and implemented as soon as possible, although no dates were specified.
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