School Introduction
Our school is located in the east part of Kobe,
near Oji Zoo. Our school has about 840 students
and each grade has 7 classes: 2 classes for the
International Course and 5 classes for the
General Course. In January 17th, 1995 the
Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake attacked us
and our school lost three students at a time.
A part of our school was used as a shelter after
the earthquake and about 360 people who lived
Safety map introduction
nearby stayed there until August.
One group walked around the neighborhood
Almost all the school building remained
within 500 meter from school, the other group
safebut a part of the wall of the old gym fell off
or some school buildings had clacks on the walls. Checked inside of the school site. They pointed out
both safe places and dangerous places on the map.
Share the process of NDYS 2006
In the subject of “IA”(International Affairs )
students were divided into twelve groups and
each group did research on the Great Hanshin
Awaji Earthquake, natural disasters such as
earthquake, typhoon, flood, volcanic eruption,
hurricane, tsunami, tornado and mudslide, and
made posters on them. The other group
worked on making Disaster Safety Map.
Present Topic outline
How can we protect ourselves from natural disasters? How can we prepare against natural
disasters? How can we help the people who suffer from the damage?
Okinawa Shogaku High School, Japan
We are iEARN Okisho. Okisho means our school
"Okinawa Shogaku High School".
We do iEARN activity in a club activity.
Our club is made up of twenty members.
We are involved in various activities including the
teddy bear project. Last year, we made a presentation
about our fund raising of “useless postcard” in Senegal
conference. We separate into two groups, and half of
our members are exchanging opinions with students in
Singapore by using a bulletin board on the internet. The
other members are also preparing a project for NDYS
prevention. We sometimes asked people through
radio, the newspaper, and television to donate used
This is the map of Naha city in Okinawa. Lots of diverse local
societies exist in the different regions of this city, which is the
reason we paid special attention to. First, we distinguished areas
by color. And then, we itemized the characteristics, expected
laptop computers to support the victims of the Pakistan damages, and communities’ strength, of respective spots of the
city. By putting many pictures on the map, we made it easy to
earthquake and the people in the Philippines.
understand and compare the danger of every location.
Share the process of NDYS 2006
We discussed how to minimize damages in the case of
disasters. We came to realize that the power of
community would be essential. If community were
closely united, the power of help and assistance among
each other would come up. We conducted a research
about the power of the community in which we are
living. In the final analysis, we came to the
conclusion that it would be the most important in the
case of disasters not only to know each other well by
exchanging information on regular bases but also to
create a solid area network.
Present Topic outline
We chose earthquake as the theme in making the safety map because Okinawan people are
hardly aware of earthquake. Typhoon is main disaster in Okinawa and attacks our islands every year. Because of many
experience about typhoon, Okinawan people have taken measures to prevent the damage from typhoon. But, in contrast to
typhoon, measures for earthquake are worse than other prefecture in Japan. Therefore, it is forecasted that we can not avoid
great damage when earthquake happens actually. Finally, we concluded that we can keep the minimum damage by
revitalizing local communities
Hyogo Prefectural Kawanishi Senior High School
Takarazuka Ryogen Campus, Japan
School Introduction : Our school located in Takarazuka city, the western part of Japan. Our school is for
students who work during the daytime and study in the evening. The ages of students are from 15 to up to 70.
There are 117 students in our school this year. In 1995, our school experienced the Great Hanshin Awaji
Earthquake. Luckily our school was not destroyed at that time. Although we still have some clacks on the wall.
This year, 11th graders study natural disasters. We sent NDYS Little Ambassadors to Taiwan and Pakistan.
Share the process of NDYS 2006:
First, we read the booklet ‘My 1.17’ which is made
by 12th graders last year.
Second, Consider where is safe in our town.
Third, color the safe places green and dangerous
Places red. River is blue.
Safety map introduction:
Each student creates the safety map. We found safe
places and also dangerous places in our town.
Work group
photo 1
11th graders
Photo of 10th graders sending NDYS Little
Ambassador to Pakistan
Chako with presents
Ginji with NDYS website
Present Topic outline
We sent two NDYS Little Ambassador Bears, they are “Ginji” and “Chako”.
“Gingi” visited Junior High School in Taiwan. “Chako” visit Pakistan with lots of presents to help children in
earthquake area.
Presents are pencils, a notebook, a maffler, gloves, candy, messages and so on.
"Natural Disaster Safety Sugoroku Game Map”, Japan
Disaster Management Education through International exchange utilizing ICT
Nagoya Municipal Yanagi elementary school Motoko Hirota
1 Introduction of Nagoya municipal Yanagi elementary school
Nagoya is located in the center of Japan. It takes about 3 hours from Tokyo to Osaka
by bullet train ‘Shinkansen’. These are the biggest cities in Japan. From my town,
Nagoya to Osaka it takes one hour. And from Nagoya to Tokyo it takes two hours. Yanagi elementary school
is near Nagoya Station.
2 About the disaster prevention study of our school
Pupils from the 3rd grade to the 6th grade participated in Natural Disaster Youth Summit project in "the
period of integrated study". Pupils learn touch method for computer key-operation, disaster prevention education,
and they also enjoy International communication by exchanging NDYS little ambassadors. As for the disaster
prevention education, they studied the natural disasters in the past, mechanism of natural disasters, how to care
the sufferers. We plan the 35 hours lesson prepared the budget. We held workshops, invited people as special
3Development of disaster
prevention study:
As development of disaster
prevention study, we created the
“NDYS information bureau” as an
extracurricular activity.
As activity of an information bureau,
the student investigated about the
disaster measures of a school district,
and wrote in the school district map
on Saturday and after school.
"Disaster Safety Sugoroku Game
Map" was made based on the map
this time.
The reason for making "Disaster Safety Sugoroku Game Map" is that we expect even those who are not
interested in the disaster management will learn with fun. Thus, their consciousness about disaster prevention
will be raised.
This disaster prevention map was exhibited in "Disaster prevention map contest".
4 Development of international exchange
Each bear visits the school around the world. Each of them has it own theme. It visits schools with a notebook.
In the notebook, self introduction and questions are written.
Post bear who helps disaster
prevention education
“Post Bear " is visiting Moscow in
Powerful bear who make report of
disaster stricken area, and helps
"Mr.Bild" is visiting Papua New
Son of "Mrs. heart" who
researches "cares for the mind by
the art".
"Yattarman" is visiting Taiwan.
Elderly person who talks about past Doctor who researches mechanism
of natural disasters
"Choro" is visiting Prague of Czech "Hakase." is visiting Taiwan.
Volunteer who researches how to
reduce the damage at the time of
"Otasuke man" is visiting Taiwan.
Gentle mama who is researching
"Caring for mind" of people who
suffered from disaster
"Mrs. heart" is visiting Slovakia.
Daughter of "Mrs. heart" who
researches "How mind becomes Bear that was born from the idea
among children
"Miss Happy" is visiting Taiwan.
"Yana Be" is visiting Taiwan.
5. Activity in the future
We would like to make a 4 year study plan from 3
graders to 6 graders. This study plan will be used as
curriculum of our school in the future. We also would
like to introduce your international cultural exchange
by updating website.
Maktab Perguruan Ipoh Perak, Malaysia
This is Maktab Perguruan Ipoh Perak. It is a teachers
training college which is situated in Ulu Kinta, Ipoh. It is
a multiracial college as it has Malay, Chinese and Indian
trainee teachers.
There are approximately 1700 students and 130
experienced lecturers in our college. The college has a
large compound which is able to support many sports as
well as outdoor activities. We have 2 large fields, 2
basketball courts, 2 tennis courts and a gymnasium. Not
to mention that we have our own forest reserve for
camping and jungle tracking activities. Our college is
located out of town, away from pollution. The
surroundings of the college are mostly trees and the
mountains are in view from the college as well.
Safety map photo
Safety map introduction
The photo above shows the draft of our safety map if
a landslide were to occur in our college. The college’s
compound is divided into 3 different parts if a
landslide were to happen; danger zone, moderate
zone and safe zone. All preparations to cope with the
disaster will be carried out in the safety zone. The
map is to graphically illustrate the areas affected,
places of safety and disaster assistance preparations.
Share the process of NDYS 2006
There was much to discuss on the topic that we chose.
That is because we had to plan and think about the
possibilities of a landslide happening in our college area.
We did plan drawing and sketching to be sure of the
college areas that will be affected by the landslide. After
discussing, we came out with a draft map which will be
a guideline to our safety map. It was a fun and
From Left: Priscilla, Kong Siong, Dalila
informative process of learning.
This is a picture of us during one of our discussions.
This photo was taken on the 19th of December 2005
in our college’s library.
Present Topic outline
Our team will be sharing what we know about Landslides. That includes some information on how to recognize
landslide activity and how to cope with it. There will be a few pointers that we will share on Landslide

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