WHEN CHILDREN GO TO SCHOOL IN KYIV, THEY ARE TOLD: «BE CAREFUL WHILE CROSSING THE ROAD!», IN DONBAS – «BE CAREFUL, BYPASS THE MINES!»
Soon, tens of thousands of children will go to schools in Donbas. Their safety depends on how aware they are about safety rules on mines and explosive hazards
The other day, in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, about 7,000 children received special journals and coloring books that will help children learn how to behave safely.
Journals for children have been developed on request of MTOT, where you can not only record homework, but also get acquainted with explosive hazards that can pose risk to their life and see safety rules in the case such objects are detected.
For the youngest students we developed an interactive coloring book, where you can get acquainted with the most common explosive hazards, found near the contact line. Coloring book also contains simulated situations how to behave when mine and explosive hazards are detected. By the way, the coloring book-manual has been approved by the State Scientific Institution «Institute for the modernization of the content of education», which is classified under governance of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
Utility companies of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, which carry out emergency repairs near the contact line, were handed over 450 information panels and 100 hazard signs by MTOT. Panels and hazard signs were handed over to representatives of utility companies «Voda Donbasu» and «Popasnyansky District Vodokanal» in order to mark hazardous areas, and to take measures to avoid danger to the life during emergency recovery work - especially near the contact line, and raising awareness among staff about the procedures of response when mines and explosive hazards are detected.
Journals and coloring books, information panels and hazard signs are made on request of MTOT within the framework of budget funding.
The activities of the Ministry related to the initiating of mine action are targeted at preventing damage from mines and explosive hazards due to increased awareness of the risks, and training on how to behave safely for adults and children.