Working in partnership with National Anti-Poverty Commission was a very unforgettable experience. It was more than just a CWTS class. We were more like interns. We did researches; we called different offices to get data; we studied laws about risk reduction management in order to have a foundation and background on what we are going to do; we visited a community that is equipped with a disaster risk reduction management plans and learned from them very much; and then we went on a community with not much of a disaster risk reduction management plans and compared them with the latter to be able to help them and come up with plans that will improve their capacities and gear them up when disasters come.
With these, we were able to work with different types of people and organizations, be it officials, volunteers, or just concerned groups of people. Yes, the efforts were time consuming but it was all worth it for you know that what you do will save many lives in the future.
Zarina Pauline Devela