ACTNews, TANGERANG REGENCY – The recent earthquake that shook Banten and other parts of Indonesia has raised public awareness, as have students, teachers, and parents in several schools. An earthquake that occurred unexpectedly caused panic, and there was no knowledge of disaster risk reduction.
In response to this situation, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Tangerang Regency, in collaboration with the Emergency Response Team-ACT, continues to provide training on disaster risk reduction efforts, both physically and mentally, as well as by raising awareness and capacity in dealing with disaster threats.
Approximately 500 students attend the disaster risk reduction activity. (ACTNews)
On Friday (1/28/2022), the ACT team taught earthquake disaster mitigation to students at Integrated Islamic School (SIT) Cordova 2 on Jalan Pertamina, Panongan Village, Panongan District, Tangerang Regency, Banten. Around 500 students from SIT Cordova 2 from first to sixth grade and teachers took part in this Earthquake disaster mitigation training.
Ustaz Sobri, Principal of SIT Cordova 2, hopes that this training will increase students' and teachers' awareness of what to do in the event of an earthquake. "We hope that there will be a separate curriculum for disaster mitigation itself. Hence, students know about self-protection during disasters," Ustaz Sobri said.
Lukman Solehudin, Instructor of the ACT Emergency Response Team, welcomed the idea. "After all, Indonesia is one of the disaster-prone countries. It is necessary to continue with disaster risk reduction training to increase our vigilance when a disaster occurs," said Lukman.