Topic: Youth Preparedness

Watch out Daredevil Beary

A cartoon that talks to children and parents about the prevention of accidents and first aid. Story available in English and French.  

Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait

‘Delay and pay, or plan and prosper’, is the crystal clear message from IFRC Head, Jagan Chapagain and Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, in a recent piece titled, Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait. With mounting evidence that climate change is behind the growing intensity of frequency of floods, storms, droughts, …

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Immersive Technologies & Digital Games for School Disaster Preparedness

This research study, commissioned by GDPC and conducted by experts Mandy George and Estela Oliva, was completed in August 2019. It presents the current SBDRR and XR technological landscape, analyses the shortcomings of traditional forms of SBDRR and how XR has the potential to address these. It also synthesises and presents a range of learning …

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Kids Activity Kit: COVID-19

Description With schools closing around the world, kids are at home looking for engaging activities while parents are busy working. They also may have questions about the coronavirus and need to learn how to stay safe during this time. This kit provides fun activity cards with easy-to-do games and exercises where kids can learn how …

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10 Key Takeaways from the Immersive Technologies & Digital Games for School Disaster Preparedness Report

The use of virtual reality simulations in a variety of training and pedagogical contexts is expanding, reflective of an upward trend in immersive technologies & digital games’ impact for social good. To embrace this transformative wave, The Global Disaster Preparedness Centre (GDPC) and the American Red Cross commissioned research in 2019 to examine how immersive …

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Community Impact Study of International Youth Preparedness Program – The Pillowcase Project

The Pillowcase Project is a school-based disaster preparedness education program first implemented in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 by American Red Cross volunteers in Louisiana, before being rolled out in 7 countries across the world. Originally designed for children aged 8 to 11 (grades 3–5), it provides key preparedness messages combining coping skill …

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