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The Third Community Campaign on Disaster Resilience Officially Launched!

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The Third Community Campaign on Disaster Resilience Officially Launched!

The HKJCDPRI has been collaborating with NGOs and schools since 2016, to design and deliver “Community Campaign on Disaster Resilience” based on the threats identified to be relevant to the locality and features of the communities, to promote awareness and knowledge on disaster preparedness.
 

The HKJCDPRI had launched and completed 10 community resilience campaigns with nine partners in the first two cycles of the programme in 2016-2018. Campaign activities were designed based on specific needs of community groups such as people with disability, and residents living in high risks districts or sub-optimal settings. The campaigns facilitated vulnerable communities to identify disaster risk they are facing, and measures to enhance their coping capacities and hence resilience. For more information, please visit http://www.hkjcdpri.org.hk/community-engagement-1.
 

The HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre continues to be our collaborating partner to promote the importance of community safety to residents of subdivided-units in the Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi Districts. Phase two of the campaign “More Knowledge Less Risk: Old District Community Education Programme” was launched in December 2018. Harnessing the achievement of previous campaign, information on prevention of fire and disease outbreak will further be disseminated through home visits and mobile education booths. To bring about more sustainable campaign impacts, we will strengthen the involvement and collaboration with building owners’ corporations throughout the implementation cycle. The campaign will also feature a community research, to identify risk factors in the living environment, provide recommendations for improvements, and arouse public discussion and interest. Stay tuned for more updates on the programme.  
 


Mobile education booths attracted residents to learn about prevention of domestic fire and infectious disease outbreaks.



A “Community Survey on Physical and Mental Risks Resulted from Inappropriate Living Environment” was conducted in 2017-2018, to reveal the impact of unsafe living environment on the mental health of residents. Survey findings were released in a press conference to arouse awareness on the issue from the government and general public.