Putri Misa Layuk is a 12 year-old student in Tana Toraja, where she lives in a simple wooden house with her parents and three siblings. In April, along with her classmates and teachers, Putri joined a CWS-supported hazard-vulnerability mapping and capacity assessment at her school to identify risks to their safety – like landslides, which are common in their area of Indonesia. In fact, one hit their village, Lembang, in April too. “Luckily the landslide didn’t cover our house,” she said. And, thanks to her learning from the school initiative, Putri realized she would have known how to react and act if it had. After the school assessment and mapping, Putri was selected to be on the First Aid team and she said, “Now that I know more about hazards and how to prepare for a disaster, I will learn more about First Aid, too”. With this new information, insight and skills, Putri will join her teachers and school mates in leading the school’s action plan and emergency procedure as needed in the future.
CWS support hazard-vulnerability mapping
CWS Indonesia | April 29, 2016