Santulan Elementary School, Santulan Baranguy, Malabon city, Metro Manila, Philippines. August 2013. Gwendolyn Pang, Secretary General of the Philippine Red Cross, visits Santulan Elementary School in Malabon city for the launch of a disaster risk reduction education program in schools. Eleven-year-old Jerome (far right) says he will share what he learnt with his brother, his sisters and his grandmother: ìNow I know how to how to prepare and what to do during a disaster,î says Jerome. ìI also learnt how to properly wash my hands, using the ëhappy birthdayí song to wet hands, use soap, scrub and then rinse. I also know how Red Cross helps people after an emergency,î Jerome adds.

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