Natural and human-elicited disasters adversely affect hundreds of millions of people every year, worldwide. Therefore, in an effort to minimize the impact on vulnerable people, ASA Foundation has set up sustainable Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) education development programs for at-risk areas aimed at protecting livelihoods and infrastructure, increasing communities’ resilience, and most importantly saving lives. We believe DRR is important for social and economic development, and is essential if development is to be sustainable for the future.
Since 2005, we have been working with Caritas Germany, CRS, Muslim Aid and Handicap International across Aceh (post-tsunami) and Java (post-earthquakes) in Indonesia to provide leadership in coordinating school and community programs designed to increase DRR awareness, provide linkages to essential resources, conduct DRR education, and build sustainable relationships with local government partners for DRR programs.
We deliver our DRR education through Training of Trainer (ToT) and Youth Development (YD) participatory learning workshops, digital learning platforms and inclusive Edu-Sports training activities for vulnerable male and female youth together with adult community members and teacher beneficiaries with and without disabilities in schools and communities.