Thursday, July 31, 2008

Disaster Preparedness Session

The Ministry of Education in conjunction with UNICEF held a three-day disaster preparedness session for students of the island of San Pedro and Caye Caulker. During the session, students were taught about what disasters are, ways to prevent disasters and how to help after a disaster. Representatives from the Fire Station, Police and the Belize Electricity Board were also present to talk to the students on what their role is and what they should do to help out in a disaster.

The main goal for the session was for students to develop peer session so as to help their friends and classmates in understanding what to do when disaster strikes as well as working along with their school and family to create a disaster plan.

The sessions took place at the Rafael Angel Nuñez Auditorium from Monday, July 28 to Wednesday, July 30. Mrs. Yvonne Codd of the Ministry of Education spearheaded the session where students from four different schools, Holy Cross Anglican School, New Horizons Seventh Day Adventist School, San Pedro Roman Catholic School and Caye Caulker Roman Catholic School partook in the activity.

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