Disaster is everybody’d business and all must have an important role to play.

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management & Meteorological Services, Hon. Jone Usamate, in saying this, officiated at the Stakeholders Meeting on School Disaster Risk Reduction & Resilience Building today in Suva.

“Our collective effort is important in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children during any disaster event,” Minister Usamate said.

The purpose of the workshop is to review the Ministry of Education, Disaster Risk reduction handbook.

“This is an important document because it provides the standard operation procedure (SOP) for ensuring the safety of our school children during disaster event,” he said.

The workshop was attended by senior government officials, education officials and Non-governmental organizations.

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