The word on the street in Lalitpur, Nepal is “Prepare, Be Aware”, “Drop, Cover, Hold,” and “Prepare Before Earthquake, Make Your Life Safe”! Students enthusiastically carried these hand-crafted signs to and from the town square as their school held a march for Natural Disaster Control Day.

The march is an innovative way to give kids an outside-the-classroom application of things they are learning in class. Back at the school, students demonstrated how to “Drop, Cover, Hold” during a skit to teach earthquake safety measures to their classmates. Both the march and the performance were prepared in collaboration with volunteers from ENPHO, a local environmental NGO.

These activities were a great way to turn a dry topic like earthquake safety into an engaging, memorable experience. Follow the TIEs blog to hear more innovative teaching ideas from Nepal!



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