Natural Disaster Control Day
October 16, 2014
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!