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Lessons from the Phuket tsunami

The HANDs! fel­lows learned the im­por­tance of dis­as­ter pre­pared­ness from sur­vivors of the Phuket tsunami in 2004.

Re­build­ing af­ter a dis­as­ter

Three rea­sons why the Yaowawit School, set up to help ed­u­cate chil­dren who sur­vived the tsunami, is still thriv­ing today.

Nid’s Story

Wan­napa ‘Nid’ Roob­sai was only six when the Phuket tsunami changed her life for­ever. Now, she wants to help other un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren get an ed­u­ca­tion and im­prove their lives.

Pre­vent­ing nat­u­ral dis­as­ters

Robert Steele, a con­sul­tant for the sec­ond Asean En­vi­ron­men­tal Ed­u­ca­tion Ac­tion Plan, ex­plains why dis­as­ter and en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion must go hand-in­hand.

Tsunami sur­vivor’s story

Wara­porn “Lek” Tip­suthon lost seven fam­ily mem­bers to the tsunami. Watch to find out how she sur­vived and re­built her life.

R.AGE went to Phuket to learn more about dis­as­ter ed­u­ca­tion and pre­pared­ness. Log on to for the full mul­ti­me­dia story.

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