8 November 2022 (Angeles City, Pampanga) – Good Neighbors International Philippines (GNIP) distributed modules and information, educational and communication (IEC) materials to nine (9) schools and seven (7) barangays in Angeles City held at the Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division Office of Angeles City.
The IEC materials include comics, flyers, brochures, and posters that promote awareness and inclusion of indigenous children and children with disabilities in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM). The modules and IEC materials are produced in the English version but to also ensure comprehensiveness, the materials are translated into Filipino and Kapampangan, the local language in Pampanga.
The Inclusive Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (ICDRRM) Project, with its partner, UNICEF Philippines, aims to improve the access and knowledge of inclusive child-led DRRM programs in target schools, barangays, and communities. By improving the access and knowledge of the children in the schools and communities, they will be more prepared and equipped with the right information when emergencies and disasters strike their areas. At the same time, duty-bearers such as school personnel and community leaders will also be conscious of the special needs of the children.
During the activity, a project re-orientation was also conducted with the school and barangay local government unit (BLGU) participants. Updates regarding the project implementation were shared during the session with the principals, barangay captains, and barangay officials on what has transpired in the past months and what can be expected in the coming days. This is to encourage their continued support and participation during the execution of project activities.
Currently, the recipients are planning on the disposition and placement of the modules and IEC materials in their respective schools and barangays.
The ICDRRM project was a collaborative effort among GNIP, UNICEF Philippines, the Local Government Unit of Angeles City, Deped Schools Division of Angeles City, and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Region 3 to include children with disabilities and indigenous children in disaster risk reduction and management initiatives in Angeles City.