#PJstories – Interview with Britt and Kirge

Britt and Kirge participated in the Training Course “Prepared Not Scared” organized by PROJUVEN in Benalmádena, Spain

Hello! Can you give us your opinion about the project “Prepared Not Scared“ and Erasmus + experience?

Our Erasmus+ experience was undoubtedly positive. The project “Prepared Not Scared” provided us with valuable insights and a memorable learning experience. One of the highlights of our Erasmus+ experience was the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of participants. The connections we built with other individuals involved in the project were enriching, both professionally and personally. Despite the challenging nature of the topic, the supportive and collaborative atmosphere fostered a sense of unity and made the entire experience more rewarding.

Although the subject matter may have been difficult, we appreciated the project’s ability to approach it in an engaging and interactive way. The combination of informative sessions, hands-on activities, and discussions helped us grasp complex concepts more effectively. 

Overall, it provided us with a deeper understanding of the topic at hand, as well as the chance to establish meaningful connections with like-minded individuals. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in such an enriching project.

How has your perspective changed about disaster preparedness as a result of participating in this training course? What were the most valuable takeaways from the course for you personally?

Our participation in the training course has undoubtedly broadened our perspective on disaster preparedness. We have become more cognizant of the necessary steps to effectively prepare for a disaster, both at an individual and community level. The course has equipped us with comprehensive knowledge about the appropriate measures to take before, during, and after a disaster, emphasizing the significance of preparedness in mitigating the impact of such events.

One of the most valuable takeaways from the course was gaining a deeper understanding of the correct terminology associated with disaster preparedness. Accurate and precise terminology is crucial when communicating and collaborating with relevant authorities and professionals during emergencies. The course provided us with the necessary vocabulary, allowing us to effectively convey our concerns, needs, and ideas within the context of disaster preparedness. This knowledge has significantly enhanced our ability to engage in meaningful discussions and contribute to the overall preparedness efforts.

The course equipped us with practical skills and strategies that can be implemented during emergencies, empowering us to remain calm, make informed decisions, and assist those in need. This hands-on approach to learning not only enhanced our confidence in dealing with potential disasters but also reinforced the importance of preparedness in effectively managing crisis situations.

According to you, what are some effective methods to educate young people about disaster preparedness?

When it comes to educating young people about disaster preparedness, we believe there are several effective methods that can be employed:

  1. Workshops and Training Sessions: Conducting interactive workshops and training sessions specifically designed for young people can be highly effective. These sessions can include hands-on activities, simulations, and practical demonstrations to engage and educate young participants about various aspects of disaster preparedness.
  2. Practical Tips and Guidelines: This can include teaching basic survival skills, such as first aid, basic fire safety, evacuation procedures, and knowing emergency contact information. By equipping young people with these practical skills, they can feel more confident and empowered to take appropriate action during emergencies.
  3. Utilizing Social Media and Digital Platforms: Creating engaging and informative content related to disaster preparedness, such as videos, infographics, and interactive quizzes, can capture their attention and promote active learning. Additionally, social media campaigns and online communities can serve as platforms for sharing information, answering questions, and fostering discussions among young individuals.

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