Educational Vulnerability Assessment of Youth on Natural Disasters: The Case of Brgy. Paciano Rizal, Bay, Laguna

Educational Vulnerability Assessment of Youth on Natural Disasters: The Case of Brgy. Paciano Rizal, Bay, Laguna

Abstract

This study assessed the educational vulnerability of youths in Brgy. Paciano Rizal, Bay, Laguna, by determining their perceived level of awareness on natural disasters and disaster management. Seventy youth respondents aged 13 to 19 years old were randomly selected using stratified random sampling. The data were gathered through the personal interview method. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and thematic analysis and with reference to Maskrey’s concept of educational vulnerability. Results of the study describe that the youth in Brgy. Paciano Rizal perceived themselves to have a high level of awareness of natural disasters and disaster management. The two main sources of information regarding natural disasters and disaster management are media and school.  With the determined high level of awareness of the concepts of disaster and its correctness, the youth in Brgy. Paciano Rizal, Bay, Laguna, have low educational vulnerability to natural disaster. Having a low level of vulnerability, the youth in Paciano Rizal could be involved and empowered in disaster management by translating their knowledge and skills into actions. Moreover, the youth can be a major human resource of the community during disasters.

Educational Vulnerability Assessment of Youth on Natural Disasters: The Case of Brgy. Paciano Rizal, Bay, Laguna (634.8 KiB)