One of the most important risks that can hinder our daily life is disasters. Disasters are defined as situations in which local opportunities are insufficient for the negative effects that any natural, human or technology-related hazard may cause on life, economy and cultural assets. Many cities in our developing country are under the threat of various risks that may turn into disasters such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, avalanches, technological accidents in terms of geographical, topographic and industrial facilities. These risks, which are mostly unpredictable where and when they will occur, necessitate the culture of taking precautions to become a part of our daily life. The culture of taking precautionary measures, which requires mitigation and preparedness before disaster strikes, rather than the approach of responding after a disaster, draws attention to the risk reduction phase of Modern Disaster Management.
Modern Disaster Management, which deals with the fight against disasters as a whole, consists of two main phases as risk management and crisis management. The risk management phase consists of mitigation and preparation, and the crisis management phase consists of intervention and recovery. The better prepared for risk management in this system, the more successfully the crisis management will be overcome. On the basis of effective preparation for risk management, an effective solution is to transform the culture of taking precautions into a behavior by starting at an early age so that all segments of the society fulfill their roles and responsibilities completely.
For this reason, we, as Istanbul Aydın University Disaster Training Application and Research Center, started a Corporate Social Responsibility Project to gain the culture of taking precautions at an early age. Within the scope of the project, we have developed three different education programs targeting primary, secondary and high school students, taking into account their pedagogical formation. By disseminating these training programs we have developed with the priority of Istanbul, we contribute to the Creation of a Culture of Preparedness for Disasters at Early Ages.
Within the scope of this project we have been carrying out until today;
Küçükçekmece Sultan Alparslan Primary School, Bostancı Doğa College, Florya Doğa College, Küçükçekmece Gültepe Primary School, Florya Uğur College, Kemerburgaz Okyanus College, Halkalı Doğa College, Başakşehir Doğa College, Fatih Okyanus College, Fatih Sınav College, Beykent Okyanus College, Yıldız Technical University, Beylikdüzü Hedef College, Nahit Mentes Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu High School, Halkalı Boğaziçi College, Bahçeşehir Final Academy Schools, Sağmalcılar Anadolu High School, Sefaköy Anadolu High School, Bağcılar Hazar College, Bahçeşehir Doğa College, Ataşehir Nuri Cıngıllıoğlu Anadolu Meslek High School, Şanlı Urfa Sınav College
we informed about 20 thousand students.