School children in Indonesia learn to identify the risks and warning signs of landslides, and how to keep safe if one happens. Shinara Armitage/Act For Peace
Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Hundreds of people die needlessly every year because they don’t know how to spot the warning signs before or what to do when a landslide or other disaster strikes. You’re helping to provide local communities with the knowledge and training needed to prepare for and survive natural disasters.
How you’re helping
Your support is helping our partner on the ground, Community World Service Asia (CWS-A), provide education and training for primary school children and their parents to identify the early warning signs of disaster and know what to do when a landslide or other disaster strikes, greatly improving their chances of survival.
The program also promotes a “culture of safety”, going beyond standard preparedness for natural disasters to encompass other threats to the safety of children and the wider community. This includes training in safe hygiene practices to help prevent the spread of disease, which can be one of the deadly consequences of natural disasters.