Programme helps to raise awareness of disaster prevention among students

Friday, 2018-05-25 18:50:28
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A scene at the drill programme (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – A drill programme on ‘Safe School for Natural Disasters’ was held in Thuan Nam district, Ninh Thuan province on May 25 to equip teachers and schoolchildren with vital experience and knowledge in how to respond to unexpected natural disasters such as thunderstorms, floods, and tsunamis.

Students were also taught how to deal with hazardous situations and practise first aid in emergencies caused by natural disasters.

The programme was held under the framework of a meeting hosted by the provincial People’s Committee and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to mark Vietnam’s National Day for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control (May 22).

Addressing the meeting, Nguyen Ba Ninh, Director of Ninh Thuan provincial Department of Education and Training said that natural disasters have not only caused great losses to people and property but have also directly impacted on the teaching and studying in the locality.

He applauded the drill programme for educating children on reducing their vulnerabilities to the effects of disasters and raising their responsibilities in protecting the environment.

Vice Chairman of provincial People’s Committee Tran Quoc Nam said that since students serve as an effective bridge for popularising information, knowledge and skills to their friends, parents and residential community, it is important to raise their awareness of disaster mitigation.