Disaster Education: Not Just a Must, But Urgent!

Author : Humas | Tuesday, March 26, 2019 11:27 WIB


During the disaster handling simulation conducted by Maharesigana UMM. (Photo: Special)

Disaster education in Indonesia was still very minimal encouraged. The proof, the value of the loss was relatively high in every time a disaster occurs. The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) itself noted, during the period of 2018, there were 3,466 disasters in Indonesia with 4,814 people died.

Seeing this, Zakarija Achmat, M.Sc, a lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) who was the Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC) central manager of the Muhammadiyah Central Leadership said that disaster education in Indonesia was not only necessary but urgent.

"Disaster education in Indonesia is not how to behave during a disaster but it has led to how to reduce disaster risk, "Zakarija said. It should, he continued, the community needs to continue to learn, especially to study the potential of disasters and anticipation in the environment around their homes.

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The most basic, he continued, was the habit of parking a vehicle. "Many of us still find mistakes in parking vehicles. The driver's direction should be facing out. The goal is when a disaster strikes not need to reverse the vehicle, "he explained when met in his room, Tuesday (3/26).

Reflecting on the Japanese state, which was also often a disaster, the awareness of the Indonesian people towards disasters was still far different. "Japanese people are ready to face disaster. Education about building construction to disaster management is often done, both in schools and the media, "he said.

"It is time for study centres to promulgate and prepare a disaster education curriculum to hold workshops based on studies that have been conducted. The hope is that this effort can reduce the risks and losses that can be caused by the impact of disasters in Indonesia, "he said. (Win)



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