13.03.2018 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

UNESCO Supports VISUS Training and Safe School Assessment of Muhammadiyah Schools in Jakarta

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UNESCO in partnership with Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Centre (MDMC) organize the VISUS (Visual Inspection in defining Safety Upgrading Strategies) Surveyor Training in Jakarta, Indonesia on 12 to 16 March 2018.

The training aims to introduce VISUS Methodology to MDMC and the Muhammadiyah organization and to train surveyors for them to be able to assess schools under the Muhammadiyah organization. Thirty seven (37) participants attend the training, they are students from University of Muhammadiyah Jakarta, University of Prof Hamka, and STMIK Muhammadiyah. In addition, observers from BPPT (Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology), and Unggul Cipta Teknologi Company also attend the training.

Dr Edy Sukardi from Muhammadiyah Jakarta and Mr Gufron from Basic and Secondary Education Directorate of Muhammadiyah opened the training. The morning session was opened for teachers and head master of the  Muhammadiyah schools in Jakarta. Mr. Ardito Kodijat of DRRTIU UNESCO Office Jakarta introduced the Comprehensive School Safety (CSS) Framework and World Initiative on Safer Schools (WISS). Case studies on VISUS Project in several countries were also shared to the participants along with the promotional on STEP-A (School Tsunami and Earthquake Preparedness – Assessment) Application that was developed by LIPI-UNDP-UNESCO.

The training will cover 3 days of substantive training for the Surveyors and followed by two days of field school survey assessment in seven (7) schools of Muhammadiyah by using VISUS Finder Application that is developed with Unggul Cipta Teknologi Company. After the training, MDMC and Muhammadiyah organization, with advocacy support from UNESCO Office Jakarta.will continue assessing the remaining of 80 schools in Jakarta.

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