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     ”Communication saves lives!”          

Name of Project::

Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2006


NDYS main program Starts: Let's create global disaster safety map!

NDYS2006 International Conference was held  in Taiwan on January ,2006.


Brief one-sentence description of project:

Let's create 'Global Disaster Safety Map'
for the safer world and future!
We will respect the life of each human being.



Full description of project:
This is a project in which children will learn the
importance of human lives and how to cope with the physical and emotional effects of natural disasters such as Earthquakes,Volcanic Eruptions, Wildfires, Floods, Hurricanes, Landslides, Tsunamis, Droughts and soon.

In 1995, people in Hyogo, Japan experienced the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and suffered much damage. We realize the fear of natural disasters.


The logo expresses the idea of “Global Vision Future Hope

Origin of the Logo



We learned the importance of human lives, the importance of cooperation, collaboration and preparedness. By preparing for the natural activities of the earth, we can limit the extent of human suffering. This is what we have learned through NDYS 2005.  In this project, we aim to empower children in order to reduce the consequences of natural disasters.


Our goal is to enhance awareness of natural disasters families, schools and communities around the world.


As an action to achieve this goal, we will create 'Global Disaster Safety Map'.

Lesson for future! ”

How to make a Global Disaster 
Safety Map

As a subsidiary program, NDYS teddy bears exchange as NDYS Little Ambassadors
will be done to strengthen the friendly bound among students.

Through this project, we expect students to be NDYS Ambassadors who tell people the importance of preparedness and share their knowledge of disaster management.
Thus, contents of what students learned at the youth summit will be disseminated to the community 
where students live.
 Schools will be the center of community education for disaster management.
We also expect teachers and civic volunteers to be NDYS Guardians to support students learning and activities.

NDYS will build networks for the sharing of disaster prevention through disaster
management education utilizing Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Video Conference:  We use  Meeting Plaza( VC system) offered by Hyogo Board of Education.



The reports and the results of their activities

 Global Disaster Safety Map 2006

 Declaration of NDYS2006

Age/level of project participants: 

Timetable/schedule for 2005-2006:
Global Disaster Safety Map (GDSM):

Step one: Till September.

Inviting students and teachers to this project, who want to learn about natural disasters.

For teachers:
Workshops at iEARN international Conference in Senegal
1) Report of NDYS 2005 and invitation to NDYS 2006
2) How to make 'Global Disaster Safety Map' for NDYS 2006
3) Introducing how to use video conferencing system

Step two: September-October

Introducing each other in the forum
Make research of natural disasters
Report in iEARN-NDYS forum and Video conference.

Step three: November-December

Making a disaster safety map of each school

Each school will be requested to learn about a disaster (past disaster, and measures in personal and community level) and to make a disaster safety map.
Through making the map, students can understand anticipated damages and think what should be done.


Step four: January 6(Fri) - 8(Sun)
Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2006 in Taiwan

Presentation of Students' work
Introducing Global Disaster Safety Map
Video conferencing
Declaration of Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2006

Step five:  January to March.

The project NDYS 2006 is now at the final phase.

We are creating Global Disaster Safety Map on the web.


Possible project/classroom activities:
Researching natural disasters such as Earthquake, Hurricane, Food, Fire and so on.
Creating Disaster Safety Map near each school
Creating  NDYS Web page
Cultural exchange by NDYS Little Ambssadors
Learning English through authentic communication

Expected outcomes/products:
Global Disaster Safety Map.
Global Disaster Management Education Network
NDYS booklet, website, material of presentation
Declaration of Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2006,

Project contribution to others and the planet:
To raise students who have international perspective and ability to take action by themselves
To raise community whose core facility is school
To enhance awareness of students and community for disaster reduction

Project  language(s):
English, Japanese & other languages will be used as a supportive language.

Curriculum area:
Science, Social Studies, Fine Art, Integrated study, Language,


Names/email of initial participating groups:

iEARN-Trinidad and Tobago
Project Harmony, Armenia,
American Museum of Natural History
Project Musical Plates
Kyoto University
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Hyogo Education Board, Japan


Name of facilitator(s):
NDYS Office
Kazuko Okamoto
Yoshie Naya ,
Motoko Hirota,
Hiroko Fukuda

NDYS International facilitators:

Doris Wu, Taiwan,
Nunik Nahapetyan, Armenia
Mariam Mokhtari, Iran
Maryam Behnoodi, Iran
Gia Gaspard Taylor, Trinidad and Tobago

Email of facilitator(s):
NDYS office:  ndys@jearn.jp

Kazuko Okamoto: kazuko@dd.iij4u.or.jp
Yoshie Naya : yoshie.naya@gmail.com
Motoko Hirota: motoko@cty-net.ne.jp
Hiroko Fukuda: fukudahiroko7@hotmail.com

NDYS International facilitators:

Doris Wu: wudoris@ms23.hinet.net, Taiwan,
Nunik Nahapetyan: nunik@projectharmony.am, Armenia
Mariam Mokhtari: mmhmras@yahoo.com, Iran
Maryam Behnoodi: behnoudimaryam@yahoo.com, Iran
Gia Gaspard Taylor : marabe@tstt.net.tt&iearntnt"@hotmail.com,Trinidad and Tobago

iEARN Forum/Newsgroup where it will take place or is taking place:

  • via offline newsreader (ie Outlook Express, Netscape Communicator, etc) apc.iearn.ndys

WWW page of project (optional):


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