The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has embarked on a sensitization outreach to educate pupils on flood safety. The programme formed part of NADMO’s awareness raising campaign on flood prevention, management and control.
1,500 pupils from different Junior High Schools (JHS) in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) were taken through education on what to do before, during and after floods. NADMO also presented safety flood tip fliers to the pupils as part of the education. Participating schools were Odorgonor JHS, Mamprobi South 3 Basic and Nii Kojo Ababio School. Others included Mamprobi One JHS, Socco Basic and Dr. H.S. Bannerman School.
The pupils were very excited about the knowledge acquired and felt empowered to share with family and friends.
The various school Heads were also grateful to NADMO for the education and called for more of such sensitization programmes.
“This is a great initiative by NADMO. I believe this education will equip the students with useful information on what they need to do during flooding and also enable them to educate their parents and friends,” Mr. Kofi Aseti Boni, Headmaster of Mamprobi One JHS said.
The team leader, Mr. Abrokwa thanked UNDP for their enormous support and urged other organisations to support NADMO to effectively sensitize the public on disaster prevention and management.