Since 1996, ABKD (APOY, BAGYO, KALAMIDAD: DIBUHONG PAMBATA) has served as a venue for children to show their creativity and artistic talents, as well as express their views and concerns on disaster-related issues.
This year, CDRC is once again inviting children 7 to 12 years old to participate in the contest.
ABKD is divided into two categories. Category A is open to children ages 7 to 9, where they are expected to express their ideas on disaster preparedness on any of the following subjects: typhoons or floods, volcanic eruption or lahar, earthquake, fire, landslide or trash slide, and damage to the environment brought about by mining, logging and other development projects.
Category B is for children ages 10 to 12. Artworks under this category should focus on any of the following subjects: drought, red tide or fish kill, infestation, outbreak of diseases or epidemic, militarization or armed conflict, and climate change.
Artworks (in any medium) should bear drawn on a 1/4 illustration board, and must bear a title and a caption, and submitted together with the contestant’s name, age, address, telephone number, school’s name, grade level, and other important information.
Entries must be submitted to CDRC not later than September 18, 2009. For other information, please check ABKD posters in schools and/or any of the DepEd Regional and Division offices, or call 929-9820 / 22.
The Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), Inc. is a duly registered non-stock non-profit non-governmental organization, which pioneered the community-based disaster management (CBDM) as an alternative approach to the reactive, relief-centered disaster response prevalent in the country.