On 29 September 2022, U-INSPIRE Malaysia@UKM has organised the School Experiential Learning Programme at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Janda Baik, Bentong, Pahang. The Programme is organised in collaboration with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM) and Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST), with support from UNICEF Malaysia, the Ministry of Education Malaysia, and MERCY Malaysia.
The SK Janda Baik was chosen because the school previously became an evacuation centre for the flood victims because of the recent flood that hit the village in December 2021 and experienced the surge again in May 2022 this year. Both events left the school children still in trauma and shock conditions if the heavy rain ever again occurred every day.
The School Experiential Learning Programme which involved about 400 students and 30 teachers of SK Janda Baik, aims to foster the knowledge of school students and apply best practices on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in line with the objectives of the School Transformation Program 2025 (TS25) in the development of quality students and schools.
The Programme was formulated to suit the school children with a game-style module, such as the giant board game, landslide model, emergency grab bag puzzles, disaster events colouring contest, etc.