youth and earthquake safety

This picture shows children cooperating during the reconstruction of schools in Bam (after the 2004 Earthquake which is an ongoing project), by the International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES) in Iran – truly inspirational. 

There is a serious need for proper reconstruction of Bam as well as improving children’s safety in many regions in Central/South-west Asia.  According to a recent report by the IIEES regarding children’s safety in the case of earthquakes in Iran alone: 131,935 Classrooms need to be reconstructed, 126,010 classrooms need to be strengthened, and 39% of schools need to become safe.  Involving children and youth in rebuilding and strengthening their own schools is a great initiative and a powerful idea.

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