JAPAN AWARDS SCHOOL BASED DISASTER TRAINING BOOKTeachers who attended advanced disaster training in Japan as a part of the School Based Disaster Training Project of the Ministry of National Education are achieving international success. Stressing the importance of that disaster preparedness in Turkey which is located on a fault-line and frequently faces disasters is very important, the Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk said, "Our cooperation with Japan concerning advanced disaster training started to yield results. Our colleagues who attended this training will shed a light to disaster preparedness efforts with the projects they designed. I would like to thank our teachers who won awards and recognized them by scientific organizations."
Teachers who attended advanced training in Japan as a part of the School Based Disaster Training Project of the Ministry of National Education won international success with their projects they designed and with their publications.
One of the participant teachers of the training program Nurben Doğan's book "Drop, Cover, Hold on" that explains to children what to do during and after the disaster was awarded with the first prize at the 5th Success Story Success organized in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Turkey Office and the JICA Association.
The book was illustrated and recorded by volunteer teachers. Sine and Evren Savaş read the lines of the book's main characters namely Bodo, Cesur and Jirafu.
The award winning book, Drop, Cover and Hold on is available as e-book and audio book on okuyanbalik.com internet site.
Meanwhile, Mümin Sever and Emre Turan who were among the participants of the training in Japan designed a project entitled "Disaster from the viewpoint of Science" and was approved by TÜBİTAK. The Project aimed at giving public training in an effort to form a disaster resistant society.
Meanwhile, teacher Abdülcelil Gök's projects namely "Take it seriously" and "Reinforcement of Effective Disaster Management for Disabled People" were supported by the European Union Education and Youth Programs.
Stressing the importance of disaster preparedness in Turkey which is located on a fault-line and frequently faces such disasters is very important, the Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk said, "Recently, there were earthquakes in Elazığ, İstanbul and İzmir. We have been watching the camera recordings of schools during the earthquakes. We must rather drop on the floor, take cover and hold instead of trying to escape. In order to internalize it, we must start from the beginning; from childhood, provide children's books and disaster training for children. A participant of the advanced disaster training project in Japan Nurben Doğan's story book entitled, "Drop, Cover, Hold on" about what must be done during a disaster will be distributed free to pre-school and first and second grade students. I would like to congratulate all teachers who won awards and international recognition. We must always be prepared against earthquakes. We want to act sensitively about this subject and equip all of teachers and students with lifesaving skills and knowledge. Since 2019, more than 250 thousand teachers have received disaster training. 25 teachers attended advanced disaster training in Japan. Our cooperation with Japan concerning advanced disaster training started to yield results. Our colleagues who attended this training will shed a light to disaster preparedness efforts with the projects they designed."