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The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology’s (DOST-PHIVOLCS’) commitment to uphold its duty on improving the capacity of key stakeholders in the schools to engage in and conduct Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) initiatives on volcano, earthquake and tsunami, will carry out an intensive three-day Teachers’ Training titled, “Training on Communicating Volcano, Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards for High School Teachers” on April 23-25, 2019 at Camiguin Highland Resort, Mambajao, Camiguin.

 The training is in collaboration with DepEd Schools Division of Camiguin, and geared towards capacitating the province’s 38 High School Teachers, Integrated School Teachers, DRR Coordinators, and Principals on the basic information about volcano, earthquake, tsunami and its hazards, preparedness and mitigation, and how to communicate this information to the students. This would therefore prompt the school children to learn how to prepare, respond, and protect oneself during volcanic eruption, earthquake, and tsunami as they are amongst the most vulnerable to the dangers brought by these occurrences.

 DOST-PHIVOLCS will also hold a one-day Teachers’ Training, titled, “Training on Communicating PHIVOLCS Information Tools for Elementary Teachers” on June 26, 2019 at the same training venue. This, on the other hand, will capacitate 55 Elementary School Teachers in Camiguin on how to use available Information Materials and Tools in teaching volcano, earthquake, tsunami and its hazards as well as augment school preparedness and mitigation against these geologic hazards. 

 

 For information about the event, please contact:

Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr.

Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change, DOST

and Officer-In-Charge, PHIVOLCS

(632) 926-2611

 

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