Flood Preparedness Programme for Children in Kerteh, Terengganu

Project Flood Preparedness Programme for Children in Kerteh, Terengganu
Objectives

• To promote a culture of disaster preparedness among children • To measure the increase in disaster preparedness capacity among children, through follow up workshop

Project Partners Ministry of Education, ExxonMobil
Activities

• Training of teachers • Workshop with children

Locations Kerteh, Terengganu
Period September 2011- May 2012
Accomplishments

Conducted Phase 1- Flood Preparedness Workshop for children

Background
Due to MERCY Malaysia’s experience in disaster
preparedness programme, ExxonMobil Malaysia
expressed interest to collaborate for the Flood
Preparedness Programme for children in Kerteh,
Terengganu.
The collaboration is timely given that Kerteh is regarded
as a high risk area for flood. Cases of drowning children
are commonly reported in the state come flood season
and this requires attention and intervention in knowledge
sharing and skills training for flood preparedness.
There are two phases of implementation for the
programme:
Phase 1: Workshop for children in Kerteh from eight
schools & Training of Teachers
Phase 2: Follow up workshop for children who
participated in the previous workshop
(2012)

MERCY Malaysia efforts
MERCY Malaysia conducted a workshop on flood
preparedness for school children in Kerteh. Some of the
activities covered are Nature Power, Emergency Grab
Bag, Early Warning & Communication, School Watching
and Flood Preparedness Awareness Raising Campaign
Activity.

The Training of Teachers programme was also conducted
in Kerteh and it was attended by 20 teachers from
eight schools. The programme contained lectures on
definitions and key concepts of disasters, disaster risk
reductions, disaster education and community- based
disaster risk management.