Youth-in-Action for Disaster Risk Preparedness and Reduction:
Resilience and Adaptation Strategies by the Youth
The project endeavored to help reduce the disaster risks faced by the municipalities of Balete, Mataasnakahoy and Tingloy through increased community participation and youth involvement. It is being implemented through United Nations – World Food Programme’s Disaster Preparedness and Response Programme in the province of Batangas.
Training of Trainers on the Conduct
of Youth Ecological Camp
27 June – 01 July 2016
JDM Transient & Restaurant
Tingloy Island, Batangas
The Training of Trainers is one component of the project that will ensure that the youth will continuously have a pool of trainers who can pass on the learnings to other sectors of the community and to develop the skills of people and institutions in engaging youth towards actions and initiatives relevant to Disaster Preparedness and Response, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the project sites.
The Training of Trainers for the Island of Tingloy was composed of learning sessions about basic environmental concepts, DRR and CCAM, communication, experiential learning, and group dynamics among others. Teachers were also trained on how to conduct activities such as the field exposure visits and action-planning workshops. Ten (10) high school teachers from the Municipality of Tingloy in the province of Batangas had successfully completed the 2-day training. The participants were from Tingloy National High School and Papaya National High School.
As part of their practicum, the new teachers trainers were tasked to co-facilitate the conduct of Youth Ecological Camp for Tingloy to apply the knowledge and learning experiences they have gained in the training.