We are all living in the age of pandemic. This is not someone's problem, but the problem of ourselves and all human.
To protect ourselves from diseases such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, droughts, we need to add COVID-19 as well.
Let’s share our ideas and learn how to protect ourselves from disasters in NDYS project.
This 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 diseases such as COVID-19 through the communication and collaboration with global friends.
Theme 2020-2021: 'Living in the age of pandemic. Share our ideas to survive.'
|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.
As the diseases such as COVID-19 spread all over the world, we need to
modify our past disaster prevention method to fit to the recent situation. It
is important to share our ideas and learn how survive.
Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2021
|By experiencing various disasters, different knowledge and
information to reduce their impact are accumulated in local
communities. By sharing this knowledge and information, we can
prepare against future disasters and take actions to combat
climate change and its impacts. Let us maintain continuous
efforts and transfer these efforts to the next generation. Our
ultimate goal is to enhance awareness of the impact of natural
disasters on families, schools and local communities around
the world through young people's actions. NDYS will build a
global disaster management education network utilizing
Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Let us
communicate with each other and contribute to the healthier
|NDYS has several programs.
You can select one or more programs which fit to your
1) 'Global Disaster Safety Map' program
Students will create a Disaster Safety Map of their school's surrounding
areas. Students will conduct research on the environment near their school
and put this information in the map, including both safe dangerous zones,
as well as placed they love and are proud of communities.
Send the photo of completed
disaster safety map to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may put
your map on the Gallery of iEARN Collaboration
too. Students will have discussion through
Video-conferencing and on the iEARN forum of NDYS.
Disaster Safety Map
|2) 'NDYS Teddy Bear Exchange and Kid's Safety Bag' program
|As a subsidiary program, the NDYS Teddy Bears (NDYS Little Ambassadors) will be exchanged between partner schools to strengthen the friendly bond at the NDYS conference. Each School can make Kid’s Safety Bag (Emergency bag), too.
Discussion on the iEARN
|Theme: 'Let's share our lessons learned from the past natural disasters'
Students who want to tell their experiences, lessons or
suggestions learned from the past natural disasters can
put messages on the NDYS forum.
'Healing Power of Music from Trauma after Disasters' program
|As you may know natural
disasters leave behind long-lasting and severe trauma. Music can have a beneficial
effort in helping people recover from Natural Disaster.
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痴 hearts and makes people happy and
alive. It will be ideal if you can send us your video or
upload it onto YouTube. We will practice and play music
through videoconference once a month. We would like you
to play the music at the NDYS gathering in Niigata,
|5) NDYS2021 Zoom Comference
|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 activities.
NDYS welcome the original activities done at your school or community. If you have any original activities, please introduce them on the iEARN NDYS discussion forum.
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)
(NDYS Newsletters in the Past)