“Sanay, Agap, Iglap!” Integrates Arts-Based Approach into Disaster Resilience

The UP Resilience Institute in collaboration with the NSTP – National Service Reserves Corps, UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs, UP Diliman Public Safety and Security Office, and Barangay U.P. Campus, Quezon City facilitated Sanay Agap Iglap (SAI) from April 11, 12, and 15, 2024. SAI aims to develop members of the UP community into leaders equipped for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.

The Research and Creative Work Division (RCW) worked on developing the training design, infusing arts-based group dynamics processes in running the training as the main workshop facilitators. 

On the first day, UPRI-RCW Director Dr. Glecy Atienza led the participants in physical activities, followed by presentations by Ramon Caballero and Jose Abraham Ongkiko on map reading and knowing hazards respectively. Lastly, Jerzyne Anne Corpuz guided the groups on what to look for when conducting ocular inspections in their communities.

On Day 2, Dr. Albert Dimacurut led an engaging tango rescue exercise, followed by roleplays and discussions on disaster preparedness led by Dr. Glecy Atienza. Dr. Alfred Tengonciang also discussed basic first-aid training covering burns, fractures, unconsciousness, and handling panicking individuals.

The program culminated with a simultaneous drill at Daan Tubo and Village C of Barangay UP Campus, Quezon City followed by a comprehensive assessment of the drill proceedings.

Sanay Agap Iglap addresses the need to simplify and translate scientific and technological concepts into easy-to-grasp terms. This way, it would be easier to help build a habit of community resilience.

In line with this, RCW continues to plan more creating and engaging programs to promote resilience within the UP community and beyond.