During the conduct of the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill on October 5, 2018, Luba Central School displayed creativity by using coconut husks as headgear.
Instead of covering the students’ heads with bags during the drill, they used coconuts.
According to Division Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Coordinator Jun Florencio Rifareal Jr, he introduced the use of indigenous material as a protective gear as part of the Emergency Equipment Project of the Department of Education.
School Principal Emilia D. Garcia with School DRRM Coordinator Mia Jane Garcia Viernes collaborated with the parents of the students of Luba Central School to produce this environment-friendly headgear which protects the most important part of the body in case of disasters.
Each student is now required to bring their own headgear to be placed at the School DRRM Center or under the pupils’ desk.
In creating the headgear, the coconut shell is separated from the husk and replaced with foam and finally attach a cord to hold on the gear while wearing.