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EXTENSION DISASTER EDUCATION NETWORK (EDEN) Reducing the Impact of Disaster through Education

by Bicol Eden on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 11:33am

      The Extension Disaster Network (EDEN) will be a collaborative multi stakeholder effort by Extension Services across the Region involving different agencies to improve the delivery of services to citizens affected by disasters.

      This will serve primarily Extension agents and educators by providing them access to resources on disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery that will enhance their efforts. This EDEN is a collaborative undertaking with that of the United States.

       WHAT is  EDEN ?

      A collaborative nulti-stakeholder effort by institutions across the Region to share education resources to reduce the impact of natural and man-made disaster through:

 

  • Interdisciplinary and multi-state research and education programs addressing disaster mitigation, preparation, response and recovery;
  • Linkages with LGUs, other State Universities, HEIs and local agencies and organizations;
  • Anticipation of future disaster education needs and actions;
  • Timely and prompt communications and delivery of information that meets audience needs;
  • Credible and reliable information

     Initial Activities 

   > Formal Launching Bicol EDEN

   > Preapration of IECs and disaster messages in the dialect

   > Provision of appropriate trainings on disaster risk management, building community resiliences etc.


Kiddie/Junior Fire Marshal Olympics: A Success!! 

      The Bicol Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN), through Bicol University Extension Service Center, conducted a Kiddie/Junior Fire Marshal Olympics on August 25-26, 2011 at Bicol University, Legazpi City, in cooperation with Bureau of Fire Protection V, Philippine Society of NSTP Educators and Implementors, Inc. through BU NSTP office ,Philippine Air Force Tactical Operations Group V, Philippine National Police Regional Office V, Phillippine National Police Legazpi City Division, Philippine Army, Department of Public Works and Highways V, Office of Civil Defense V, Rotary Club of Legazpi, Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital Health Emergency Management Services, Bicol University Emergency Paramedic Training Unit, Kabalikat Civicom, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office and LGU Legazpi City. 

      As children is prone to hazards and disasters, the activity aims to train participants from various schools in the Province of Albay to endure and survive during disasters as well provide opportunities for knowing protective measures for implementation. During the opening program held at Bicol University College of Arts and Letters Amphitheater, F/Cinsp Joseph Reylitu S. Espiritu, M.D. , Chief of Health Emergency Management Services of Bureau of Fire Protection gave an orientation on emergency preparedness while Prof. Leilani D. Pavilando, Director of BUESC oriented the participants about the activity. Regional Director Bernardo R. Alejandro IV of Office of Civil Defense V, through Mr. Florito Dapena, Training Officer of OCD V and F/Ssupt Leonardo O. Prades Jr., DSC PhD also gave messages during the program.  One of the highlights of the activity is the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing of member agencies of Bicol EDEN. Ms. Marilette R. Almayda, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent  gave response in behalf of Dr. Alice I. Terrell, School Division Superintendent of Department of Education, Province of Albay. In the afternoon, a Fire and Earthquake Drill was conducted at BUREPC Building which involves a complete package of rapelling, fire trucks, ambulance and improvised bomb explosion. The Kiddie/Junior Fire Marshal Olympics was held the following day, August 26 at Bicol University Commencement Grounds. It was started with a parade from BU Founders Park to BU College of Education Gate 5 to Gate 4 to BU Four Pillars to the Commencement Stage. The olympics was started after the opening ceremonies with the following schools as participants: Sunshine International School, Divine Word College (elementary), Camalig North Elementary School, Bicol University College of Education (elementary and college), Guinobatan East Elementary School, Daraga North Elementary School, Camalig South Elementary School, Aquinas University of Legazpi (high school), Bicol College (high school), Computer Arts and Technology College (high school), Bicol University (high school), Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation, Bicol College, Bicol University College of Industrial Technology, Bicol University College of Social Science and Philosophy, Bicol University Polangui Campus, Bicol University College of Arts and Letters, Bicol University ROTC and Bicol University Tabaco Campus.The winners of the olympics and yell competition are as follows: 

KIDDIE

CHAMPION

Sunshine International School (Yellow)

FIRST

Divine Word College (elementary)

SECOND

Sunshine International School (Blue)

THIRD

Camalig North Elementary School

JUNIOR A

CHAMPION

Aquinas University High School

FIRST

Bicol College (high school)

SECOND

Computer Arts and Technological College(HS)

THIRD

Bicol University High School

JUNIOR B

CHAMPION

Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation

FIRST

Bicol College

SECOND

BU College of Industrial Technology

THIRD

BU College of Social Science and Philosophy

YELL COMPETITION

KIDDIE

Sunshine International School

JUNIOR A

Bicol College

JUNOR B

BU Polangui Campus

      Based from the impressions given by the participants during the closing program, the activity was indeed a great help in providing them knowledge and skills in disaster preparedness. Indeed, they had fun while learning.  (G.V. Angeline Buenaflor)