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DRRM in the Eyes of the Children


Disaster Risk Reduction is everyone’s concern. It is an issue talks about in a global arena. The resiliency of many countries which regarded as leaders in different endeavors can be attributed with their preparedness and mitigation procedures in times of disasters. It is also purposeful training and educative process because it involves interpreting and dealing with the world of reality. It aims to reduce the damage caused by natural hazards like earthquakes, floods, droughts and cyclones, through an ethic of prevention. If rightly undertaken, there is a very good reason spending much time on it. It can make an important contribution to developing societies that are faced with the realistic problems of life.

But if the children will be asked about DRRM, what would be the common responses. Basically, they will just bow their heads pretending that they didn’t hear anything. Some will be exhibiting blank faces which clear indicators that many were not educated in disaster risk and reduction management.

This fact is really very alarming since they are considered the most vulnerable individuals in times of disaster, which means that proper information of the issues should be given high consideration.

Educating the youngsters on disaster risk and reduction management may bring positive and vibrant effects to the community. Different schemes and strategies may be used so that students will not be just entertained but eventually fully understand the essence of disaster awareness not only for themselves but for their families as well.