Fiji to introduce disaster awareness into school curriculums

Government of Fiji as part of its initiative to assist its people when they face natural disaster that is now known to affect the country annually is introducing an emergency curriculum for its schools.

A press release says that, “An emergency and disaster awareness curriculum is being prepared by the Ministry of Education and will be implemented this year.

“Acting Minister for Education, Viliame Naupoto revealed this today with schools in the Yasawa Group being the first to try it.

“This is the first time that the emergency curriculum will be implemented and schools such as Bukama Village School in the Yasawas will be one of the first to use it,” he said.

“The curriculum has been a result of natural disasters which have become a norm now for the country.

The curriculum has been developed over the years and Minister Naupoto said that it would be helpful during times of natural disasters.”

In December last year Cyclone Evan battered the nation and almost 8,500 people were taken to  evacuation centres.

Evans doubled up the devastating condition encountered by Fijians after the floods in April 2012 destroyed homes, businesses and farms along the northern and western coasts of Fiji’s two main islands.

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