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Disaster Risk Reduction – training for disability inclusion

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CBM - together we can do more.
Disability Inclusive DRR Network
 
[Opening sequence – Footage of a busy intersection with traffic; a busy pedestrian walkway; a man pushing a wheelchair down a street; more busy intersections, a metropolitan train]

Banner title “International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013, Bangchuag Anusorn School, Province of Pathum Thani, Thailand”.
[Photo sequence – Man in a boat in floodwaters; a flooded village; flooded motor bikes and debris; the inside of a flooded building]

Sooksan Prombud - a wheelchair basketball player -
I was stuck on the second floor of my house for three or four days.
[View from the front porch of a house, everything is underwater.]
 
The army came with a truck in the neighborhood. The rescuers climbed across the fences and entered into my house. They carried me across the fences back to their truck.
[Photo sequence - first photo: a two story house, the ground floor is underwater, only the top of the house is visible. Second photo - a dog is stranded on the terrace of a house surrounded by floodwaters.]

The rescuers from the army or the police don't know yet how to correctly handle persons with disabilities during an emergency.
[Photo - A man in a wheelchair in the back of an army truck.]

It is necessary to think of joining training with public authorities like the national disaster management organisation, the army and civilians. It is also important to involve persons with disabilities: this is the only way for the rescue team to understand how to support disabled people in emergency situations.
[Photo sequence – Emergency services evacuating someone using a stretcher. Man in a wheelchair being lifted into an army truck by soldiers.]
 
[Man being pushed in a wheelchair wearing a CBM shirt. He is surrounded by a crowd of children.]

[Heading - International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013, Bangchuad Anusorn School, Province of Pathum Thani, Thailand]

Today, I had a chance to share some of my knowledge with young students: on how to use a wheelchair, how to take care of persons with disabilities.
[A man is being pushed in a wheelchair by a student. He is talking in a microphone. The student is blindfolded.]
 
I also showed them how blind people can support wheelchair users.
[Children are pushing each other in wheelchairs, the children who are pushing are blindfolded. A blindfolded child is reversing down a ramp with a man in a wheelchair.]

I also entertained them by singing and playing the guitar.
[A man is playing guitar and singing, he is surrounded by children who are listening to him play.]

If there is another chance, I would like to come back for these kind of activities: giving the new generations more knowledge about disability.
[Children pushing one another in wheelchair, they are negotiating obstacles.]

Credits -
Filmed by Filmmunnok
Photos by CBM

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Sooksan, a wheelchair basketball player, on the importance of people with disabilities being involved in teaching others how to assist during emergencies

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Disaster Risk Reduction – training for disability inclusion

Sooksan, a wheelchair basketball player, on the importance of people with disabilities being involved in teaching others how to assist during emergencies


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