Participating High Schools

Workshops Theme 2 Group C

Brunei Darussalam Maktab Duli PG Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah

School Introduction Video

Presentation Summary

Survey Introduction The main objective of the survey is to assess the student’s awareness on disaster preparedness to reduce the risk of the impact of the disaster. The survey was conducted amongst the sixth form college students
and a total of 113 students have responded to the survey. They are both from upper and lower 6th students (year 12 and 13). All students participate in the survey have a Geography as a background to answer the
Method The approach used for this study is questionnaire methods and documents survey and research from the internet. This survey attempted to find the students view on disaster preparedness and how this could
help to reduce the impact of the disaster. A specific group of students were selected (Geography students only) for this small survey in one college where the participated students study.
Subject All the 113 students who participated in the survey have a Geography background. Year 13 have studied hazards as part of their syllabus, yet Year 12 students have no geographical background on hazards. A
total of 45 students of Year 13 and 67 students from Year 12.
Results From the given survey, it is clear that the knowledge of Tsunami disaster is studied as part of the Geography curriculum. More than half (57%) of the students responding to the survey noted that they have an ample background knowledge on the disaster management approaches. However, majority of the students (65%) lack the knowledge of the existence of the disaster management plan of their area of
residence. It is also noted that more than 50% of the students stated that they get their information on disaster management from studying in school
Issues 1. Lack of knowledge on the availability of natural disaster plan
2. Students are not aware of the availability of public response plan on tsunami
3. Given the background of the students responded to the survey is only from Geography A ‘level, yet not all of the students aware that they learned the topics during class
4. Lack of the knowledge on their understanding on health-related issues occurred when disaster struck (e.g. type of impacts on the communities such as food shortages, disease outbreak and others)
5. The students are unaware of the community interaction with the relevant authorities in regards with the disaster management
Action Plan 1. Educate the students /public through lectures and briefing on how to reduce the risk of the disaster
2. Raise awareness on their understanding of the nature of the disaster so the risk of the impact can be reduced with public awareness.
3. Create Hazard Awareness Week to publicized and raising awareness on the knowledge of the nature of the disaster. This can be done through creative activity such as drilling or preparedness on facing the risk of the disaster
4. Press conference on the daily/weekly updates of the disaster in order to update the public on current situation of the hazard and its impact.
5. Trained the relevant authority (disaster volunteer or red cross team) and communities on the preparedness of the hazard in order to reduce the impact of the disaster.
6. Familiarization of the use of NDMC Apps and its content so the students/public familiar with its content and its usefulness.
7. Information dissemination can be through any social media platform and traditional media like radio and television
8. Relief Fund must be created in order to prepare for the impact of the disaster itself.