TABONTABON LEYTE NEWS — At least fifty-five teachers and administrative non-teaching personnel of the Department of Education from Tabontabon town began a three-day education in emergencies and disaster risk reduction training today.
The training is intended to expand the basic knowledge of educators from the municipality of Tabontabon about concepts and minimum standards for disaster risk reduction and emergency management so that these could be integrated in their school improvement programs and teaching lessons.
“We are expecting to be able to help Department of Education teachers and employees in certain municipalities identify proper responses to various disasters so that they in turn can relay this knowledge to their pupils and students”, said INTERSOS education officer Joy Lesigues, adding that children can participate in disaster awareness and management efforts.
“This training can help us better understand how we can assimilate education in emergencies including disaster risk reduction in our town’s school-based improvement plans as we participate in creating action plans for local preparedness”, disclosed Ms. Ana Fe A. Cajustin, Teacher 1 of Tabontabon’s Aslum Elementary School.
The training utilizes conversational lectures and workshops through inclusive mentoring methods, encouraging seminar participants to express their understanding of hazards and how to deal with it.
Presently being implemented by INTERSOS, the DepEd and the UNICEF as part of local capacity building for disaster management preparedness, the training is a synchronized and simultaneous program which is also being given to educators from different parts of Leyte.