「 Red Bear Survival Camp in Thailand」

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok in collaboration with Design for Disaster (D4D) and NPO +Arts, organized a disaster preparedness workshop and training for trainers of the “Red Bear Survival Camp in Thailand” at Somthawin School, Bangkok during 22 – 23 June, 2014. 200 volunteer disaster prevention and mitigation staffs, teachers, and students actively participated in the event. 13 new learning stations, which were invented in order to increase more amusement, would help preparedness for facing any circumstances by practicing both body and mind. The results of this project led to holding another two workshops. One was organized by “The Matches Group (Mai Kiit Fai)” and entitled “Child Centered on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)” held at Ing Tarn Resort, Nakornnayok province between 19th – 20th July 2014. There are approximately 48 children attending the workshop. The other, which organized by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) cooperated with Local Administration Office of Tha Luang District, was held at Tha Luang Vittayanukil School on August 6, 2014. There are approximately 150 children attending the workshop and administration. The Japan Foundation, Bangkok partially supported them by lending those materials of Red Bear Survival Camp to both projects.


■ 2-day schedule of workshop and camp activities

[Date]22nd – 23rd June 2014 (Sun.) – (Mon.)
[Venue]Somthawin School
44 Yeak 8 Sukhumvit 62,
Bangchak, Prakanong,
Bangkok 10260
[No. of Participants]200 people
(150 students from Somthawin School and 50 students from 4 schools in Ayutthaya province)


22nd June 2014 (Sun.)
(Training and Workshop for Teachers and Disaster Mitigation Voluntary Staffs)
Registration in front of the conference room, Somthavil School
Special lecture of the background of Red Bear Survival Camp and introduction to the newly creative activities of 13 disaster education games for students and staffs by Mr. Hirokazu NAGATA, President of NPO +Arts and Ms. Vipavee Kunavichayanont, Founder of Design for Disaster as well as an initiator of “Let’s Survive” Project
Start disaster game demonstration and practicing in each booth.
(Guidelines: All participants will play and practice in each booth in order to learn how to teach to the students. Each booth (13 disaster education games) will have 3-4 staffs coming from the participants who being trained and assigned to be a ‘Leader’ and ‘Facilitator’ of each game).
23rd June 2014 (Mon.)
(Disaster Preparedness Learning Camp: Target Group to Students of Somthawin School and Ayutthaya province)
Special lecture, demonstration and practicing the Red Bear Survival Camp and the newly creative activities of 13 disaster education games for those students.
(Guidelines: This is a trial game (learning-by-doing process) for those 200 students to learn how to play for each disaster education game before they will start a rally game in the afternoon. Also, all voluntary leaders and facilitators can surely understand how to teach effectively to the students.)
Registration for distinguished guests and media for Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony of  “Red Bear Survival Camp in Thailand”
Red Bear Survival Camp in Thailand starts officially its rally game.
(Guidelines: The students will have 10 minutes to play for each games and turn around to  the others until they finish.)


Workshop to design newly disaster educational gamesBlanket StretcherSmoke Protection by Plastic Bag


When all students and participants finished each 13 disaster educational game stations, they had received each badge and got the special badge as MVP.


■ Co-organizers and Partners


The Japan Foundation, Bangkok, Design for Disaster (D4D), NPO Plus Arts and Kobe Creative and Design Center (KIITO)


ROHM Integrated Systems (Thailand) Co., Ltd. AIG Holding (Japan) Co., Ltd. Thai Life Insurance Public Co., Ltd. BIG C Supercenter Public Co., Ltd. KWE Kintetsu World Express (Thailand) Co., Ltd.


Supported by:
The Embassy of Japan in Thailand and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)


Creative Supporting Agency:
Club Creative Co., Ltd., Kati Studio, Bangchak Petroleum Public Co., Ltd.


PR and Information Dissemination Supporting Agency:
Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Ministry of Interior, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Save the Children


Media Clipping:

(1) TNN News Hour on True Vision Cable TV (23rd June 2014)

(2) Thai PBS on “Ruu Suu Phai Pibat – How to Cope with Disaster” Program on 5th July 2014

(3) Bangkok Post:

Dichan Magazine (Thai) and Yomiuri Newspaper

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