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Mendoza is the first province in Argentina and the region to incorporate these themes into the new curriculum content of primary schools.
The United Nations Regional Office for Disaster Reduction, the Americas and the Caribbean highlighted in a letter to the General Directorate of Schools (DGE) of Mendoza as the first province of Argentina and the Americas to incorporate prevention and resilience issues in the new curriculum content in primary schools.
The head of the UN Representation for Disaster Reduction, the Americas and the Caribbean, Nahuel Arenas, said in the letter that the province's school government promotes the United Nations Global Safe Schools Initiative and seeks to build safe infrastructure and deepen a resilient education.
The head of the Mendoza DGE, Jaime Correas, said that “it is a huge pride that an international organization such as the United Nations has recognized the work of the school government.”
“From a global perspective it puts us at the forefront of issues so important for the whole region and from the particular point of view it allows us to work at a very early age issues related to our particular environment in Mendoza, such as earthquakes, drought, zonal wind or hail,” stressed the official.
From the DGE highlighted the Directorate of Evaluation and Planning of Educational Quality has been working for a year on the new curriculum design for primary school that will be implemented in the 2020 school cycle, with the incorporation of topics that emerged so far this century or the that are addressed from different areas.
Among them, “Prevention and Resilience”, which includes the ability to be prepared for emergencies that can be catastrophes, with awareness-raising activities to reduce risk and promote prevention.
Publication Date: 06/02/2019
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