LGUs can create innovate ways to teach citizens about disaster resilience during the pandemic.
Muntinlupa City government launched an innovative, state-of-the-art ‘learning bus’, a first in Metro Manila, to teach people about disaster resilience.
The Mobile Learning Hub will empower Muntinlupeños to be well-prepared for disasters and calamities and to enhance their level of preparedness and awareness on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
The bus is equipped with state-of-the-art Virtual Reality area where residents can wear VR headsets to experience being in ‘close-to-actual’ scenarios of disasters including earthquakes, flooding, storm surge, bomb explosion, chemical poisoning, volcanic eruption, tsunami, and landslide.
The VR facility aims to provide immersive, visual and sound-based experience of weather disturbances and calamities and to train residents on disaster response.
Furthermore, the DDRM Mobile Learning Hub has an interactive Lecture Area with informative videos on COVID-19 Protective Measures, Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Preparedness, First Aid Response and Management, and Basic Life Support, among others.
The Mobile Learning Hub targets to mainstream disaster mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency by bringing learning resources to communities and vulnerable sectors.