Disaster Awareness through Disaster Preparedness Education for Primary Schools

H. Herdiansyah, S. I. Husein, F. W. Asrofani, P. A.R. Simamora, B. N. Kholila

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Abstract

Tanjung Anom District of Mauk is a coastal area in the south of Banten whose location is classified as vulnerable to natural disasters requiring tsunami disaster mitigation efforts from the local community. This does not conform with the reality on the ground. The public has not been aware of the importance of disaster mitigation in the area. Based on data from the local region, the majority of the population is children attending school, but the school in the village of Tanjung Anom, District of Mauk has not received any disaster education program. The majority of young children do not understand what to perform in case of disaster due to the lack of education on disaster mitigation in which it should be a particular concern both for the agency and the government. Based on the importance of improving understanding of the disaster and Disaster Mitigation Education, it is implied that those should be taught to children from an early age. Community service through the action of "Disaster Preparedness Education" was done to the students at SDN Tanjung Anom, amounting to 180 students. The program provided to include the provision of materials relating to the disaster, disaster mitigation, field or simulations as well as to facilitate collaboration among stakeholders to introduce the students in order to be aware and understand about the potential of natural disasters that may occur and the occurrence of natural disasters and obtain the knowledge in relation to the action during Pre-disaster, emergency responses and post-disaster. Disaster preparedness educational materials and a small simulation have been completed so as to improve student preparedness in the event of the disaster from the practice to overcome disasters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012016
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume519
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2020
Event1st International Conference Earth Science and Energy, ICESE 2019 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 7 Nov 20198 Nov 2019

Keywords

  • Community Service
  • Disaster Education
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Natural disasters

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