Stay safe and be prepared: A student’s guide to disaster risk reduction

Type:Book (>30 pages) (50 p.)
Language:English, Spanish

This guide intended for students aged 11-18, is part of a three-book compendium on disaster risk reduction (DRR). It is partly designed as a comic that tells the story of ‘Resilience Girl’ (RG). RG was affected by a tsunami, which caused her to lose one of her legs. Her experiences encouraged her to learn as much as possible about disaster risk, preparedness and resilience. Eager to share what she has learned with peers in her new school, RG delivers a presentation — ‘Be risk-smart, be prepared, be resilient.’

The students’ guide consists of three parts. The first part follows RG’s presentation on basic disaster-related concepts. Part two explores the psychosocial effects of disasters. Finally, the third part presents various disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities for students to do in class, at school, at home, and in the community.

At the end of the Students’ Guide is a checklist on disaster knowledge and skills that allows students to assess their personal growth in becoming ‘Resilience Girl’ or ‘Preparedness Boy.’