Flood disaster is not a new thing in Semarang City. Several efforts have been made by government of Semarang City to overcome the problem. As a support to government of Semarang City, Initiative for Urban Climate Change and Environment ( IUCCE ) in collaboration with Mercy Corps Indonesia with funding from Z-Zurich Foundation, conduct Zurich Flood Resilience Program in West Flood Canal Area of Semarang City. One of the causes of the flood in Semarang City is the habit of community doesn’t manage the waste properly. Therefore, in this program conducted Waste Management Training for Elementary Students in West Flood Canal Area Semarang City. The purpose of the event is educate participant ho to manage the waste properly and implement healthy lifestyle for themselves and the people around them.
The participant of this event is 3 elementary school in West Flood Canal Area namely Sampangan 02 Elementary School, Manyaran 03 Elementary School, Kalipancur 02 Elementary School, and attended by representatives of Education Office of Semarang City, and also representatives of Environmental Office of Semarang City. The training event begins with opening by education office of Semarang City and headmaster of Sampangan 02 Elementary School. After the opening ceremony, the next is presentation about how to manage the waste in daily activity and how to get healthy life, such as hand wash properly and correctly. In addition to, this event was also enlivened with several competitions such as waste sorting competition and rubbish bin painting for representatives of Sampangan 02 Elementary School, Manyaran 03 Elementary School, Kalipancur 02 Elementary School. This competitions was exciting. Participants are very enthusiastic to win the competitions.
The winner for the waste sorting competition is Kalipancur 02 Elementary School as the 1st winner, Sampangan 02 Elementary School as the 2nd winner, and Manyaran 03 Elementary School as the 3rd winner. While the rubbish bin painting competition is won by Manyaran 03 Elementary School as 1st winner, Kalipancur 02 Elementary School as the 2nd winner, and Sampangan 02 Elementary School as the 3rd winner. With this event, it is expected that the students can actually apply what they have got in this training to be a habit in daily lifestyle, and can share the knowledge for the people around them.