Starting from March 2015 till the end of year Caritas Serbia is implementing the Disaster risk reduction project, through the education of children and the work with the representatives of local communities. In this project will be organized workshops for teachers, during which the representatives of Caritas will present the handbook for children from the second till the fourth grade “Let’s get ready with Herman“. In this handbook, in a way that children could learn, a hermit crab Herman describes different natural disasters that occurred to him and the ways he faced them. The idea is that teachers could use this handbook within their activities with children and also invite the kids to read it together with their parents at home. Within the handbook there is also an invitation to families to think of their own evacuation plan in case of an emergency situation. For children from the fifth till the eight grade the representatives of Caritas will organize workshops about environmental protection and ways of behaving in case of a natural disaster. For now in this project are involved schools from Obrenovac, Valjevo, Lajkovac, Ub, Svilajnac, Zrenjanin, Muzlja, Kucura, Senta, Kanjiza and Sonta.
Other than the work with children within this project are foreseen also workshops for the adult members of the local communities, in order to think together about the risks their neighborhood is facing, develop emergency situation plans and organize environmental actions of disaster risk reduction in their surroundings.