is a project in which children will learn the importance of
human lives and how to reduce disaster impacts such as
earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, floods,
hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, droughts and so on through
the communication and collaboration with global friends.
As the final event of the NDYS2017, we will get together at
the iEARN Conference and Youth Summit in Morocco. We would
like to have a workshop and presentations there.
NDYS2017 in Morocco: http://ndys.jearn.jp/2017/index.html
Change and “Disaster Reduction , Mitigation, and
Reconstruction" in our town
Abnormal weather : Solve the problem by global
the safer place to live in for everyone in this planet
NDYS was first organized in Hyogo in May 2004 and started from
September 2004, commemorating 10th year of great Hanshin Awaji
Earthquake, Japan in 1995. We learned the importance of human
lives and preparedness for disasters.
In recent years, it has been pointed out that extreme
abnormal weather caused by climate change may be linked to an
increase in large-scale natural disasters. Natural disasters
such as heavy rain and floods are increasing in many parts of
the world, and they become major obstacles not only to
people’s lives, but also sustainable development. To take
urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts is an
urgent global issue.
info can be found at
(Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary)
|August, 2016 Registration and
Preparation for the project. September 2016 start
|Communication through Video-
Conferencing, Disaster Safety Map Making, NDYS Teddy
Bear Exchange, Kid’s Safety Bag Making, Discussion on
the iEARN forum Writing your experience of natural
|NDYS has several programs.
However, you need not to do all programs. You can select
one or more programs which fit to your school
will create a Disaster Safety Map of their
school’s surrounding areas. Students will do
research on the environment near their school and
put this information in the map, including where
is safe, where is dangerous and places they love
and are proud of. Send the photo of completed
disaster safety map to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may put
your map on the Gallery of iEARN
too. Students will have discussion through
Video-conferencing and on the iEARN forum of NDYS.
Disaster Safety Map
Forum for Students' discussion
NDYS Teddy Bear Exchange and Kid’s Safety Bag
As a subsidiary program, NDYS Teddy Bears (NDYS Little
Ambassadors) will be exchanged between partner schools
to strengthen the friendly bond. Each school can make
Kid’s Safety Bags (Emergency bags), too. http://ndys.jearn.jp/ndysambassador.html
Discussion on the iEARN NDYS forum
'Let’s share our lessons learned from the past natural
who want to tell their experiences, lessons or
suggestions learned from the past natural disasters can
put messages on the NDYS forum.
Original Activities at your school
NDYS welcome the original activities done at
your school. Introduce the original activities at your
school or your community on the iEARN forum.
Feature for NDYS2017
Power of Music from Trauma after Disasters’:
you may know natural disasters leave behind
long-lasting and severe trauma. Music can help
people with their recovery. It
will be wonderful, if we can share such music. As
we believe the healing power of music, NDYS has
decided to collaborate with iEARN Taisho-koto
project from 2015. We would like you to introduce
the music of your country which heals people’s
hearts and makes people happy and alive. It will
be ideal if you can send us your video or up load
it onto YouTube. We will practice and play music
through videoconference once a month. We would
like you to play the music at the iEARN Conference
and Youth Summit, too.
NDYS2017 Gathering in iEARN Conference and Youth
the final event of the project, we will get
together at the iEARN Conference and Youth Summit.
We would like to have a workshop and presentations
We do not plan to host an independent conference
for NDYS2017. We plan to host a gathering in 2018
in Japan. This will be a collaborative gathering
with iEARN Taisho Koto project. We will make an
exhibition of maps and oral presentations. Through
this program, students will grow as global
citizens who take actions and share their
knowledge of disaster management with local
people. We expect students to be NDYS Ambassadors
to let people understand the importance of
preparedness for the potential disasters. Their
schools will be the center of community education
for disaster management. We welcome teachers and
civic volunteers to support students' learning and
Disaster Youth Summit 2017 Declaration
Global Disaster Safety Map
Kid’s safety Bag
video and performance
Websites created by NDYS students, PowerPoint
presentations, booklets, websites in different
languages, safety maps, and a big friendly family of
teachers and students.
contributions to Others and the Planet.
NDYS started the activities to solve the problems of "sustainable development goals (SDGs)" target 11 & 13, which the United Nations newly targets to solve toward 2030. As a solution to the SDGs, it is broadly expected to improve the public awareness and enlightenment about the importance and necessity of international cooperation of disaster reduction education from a global perspective.
11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe,
resilient and sustainable.
13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its
and the youth will share their knowledge and work as
leaders of their communities. -They will help people in
trouble as global citizens.
They will learn how to save their lives and make their
environment safer. This project will directly contribute
to the quality of life of anyone who lives on this
planet by sharing the information of how to reduce
damage by unexpected disasters and building the Disaster
Management Education Network utilizing ICT.
study, Science, Art, English, Social study, Disaster
project plan aligned with Common Core State Standards
(Trinidad and Tobago)
(Students’ Blog, Japan)
(NDYS Newsletters in the Past)
(Trial site formulti language collaboration)