The seminar and pilot lesson for "Promotion of Disaster Education of Schools" project was held in Vientiane, Laos, from 14th to 15th November 2013. It was organized jointly by the "Ministry of Education and Sports" and the "Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)". More than thirty teachers and sixty students from primary school and junior high school attended this two-day workshop.
On 14th November, participants including teachers, experts and the ADRC confirmed latest situation of natural disaster and disaster education program in Laos. Also the contents of lesson for next day at school were discussed. On 15th, teachers had a lecture "Basic Knowledge about Natural Disaster" for student based on yesterday's activity. Teacher as lecturer were focused on flood, landslide and fire which are main natural disasters in Laos. Students could have impressed these topics deeply. As conclusion, teachers proposed that lessons for students at their own school will be conducted continually.
ADRC hopes that the outcome of this project will be shared in other schools on disaster education throughout Laos.
Note: This project is part of the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund Projects and aimed to promote disaster education in ASEAN countries through such means as training of school teachers followed by school lessons facilitated by trained teachers.