We are looking for 25 vibrant young people who can tackle disaster preparedness for disable and underprivilege
people in Bandung.
What is B-YOND?
B-Yond stands for BandungYouth Hero on Disaster. This project will bring together a select group of individuals committed to mitigating the risks of disaster impacts and implementing the solutions particularly for disable and underprivileged people. This is an opportunity to add your skills and experience to a network of leaders committed to solving the disaster issues around Bandung area. Over the course of the training, you'll have the opportunity to meet and learn from experts and trained from varied professional and cultural backgrounds who have experience in educating and engaging their networks and communities. You will connect with a group of extraordinary leaders.
B-YOND project comprises three main activities ; (1) Selection process, will be held next November, (2) Execution process (once a week activity starts at December - Mid of February include training, field and fun trip regarding disaster education, institutional visit, as well as at the end of program B-YOND participants are expected to spread those disaster information directly to disable and underprivilege people in both their homes community and impacted areas (3) Inauguration/Appreciation Night.
ACTIVITIES & TIMELINE
Decrease of disaster risks is one of development agenda priorities in the next coming years, as continuing the 2000-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) program. Bandung, one of tourism city that is located in West Java Province, Indonesia is also listed as most disaster-prone cities. Besides flood and landslides, its geographical location that is bordered by volcanoes and geologically controlled by Lembang fault, allows Bandung to be vulnerable on volcano eruptions and earthquakes.
In the middle of 2006, Bandung faced another environmental disaster, as the city's land fill site was reevaluated after a garbage slide in 2005 (which buried the village, Kampung Gajah, beneath it, killing over a hundred people). Collection of 8,000 m3/day domestic garbage piled up, causing severe air pollution by local burning, spreading of diseases, and water contamination.
Unfortunately, there are still many people do not know how to rescue themselves while disaster occur in their homes. This project aims to spread disaster information to people particularly who resides in impacted area as well as diminishing the victim’s probability.