TSUNAMI RESOURCE CENTRE, BANDA ACEH

Project TSUNAMI RESOURCE CENTRE, BANDA ACEH
Objectives

Aims to act as an education tool to teach all levels of society about disaster preparedness, disaster risk management and potential threats.

Project Partners -
Activities

As part of its rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts in post-tsunami Aceh, MERCY Malaysia decided to reconstruct the building that housed the Faculty of Education, UNSYIAH and convert it to the Tsunami Resource Centre.

Locations Banda Aceh
Period 2007
Accomplishments

Overview

The tsunami of Boxing Day 2004 left much of Banda Aceh in ruins. As part of its rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts in post-tsunami Aceh, MERCY Malaysia decided to reconstruct the building that housed the Faculty of Education, UNSYIAH and convert it to the Tsunami Resource Centre. The centre, which was handed over officially in a ceremony on July 3, 2007, aims to act as an education tool to teach all levels of society about disaster preparedness, disaster risk management and potential threats. The project was funded by the Force of Nature Foundation.

MERCY Malaysia also provides support to Syiah Kuala University in the form of developing a module for disaster management education. The module will be completed in 2008, after which it will be used to educate students at the university’s Faculty of Education