Photo credit: Soka Gakkai Malaysia

10th October 2022

Youth Join Walk for Disaster Risk Reduction in Malaysia

  • Sustainability & climate change
  • Humanitarian relief

On 10 September 2022, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) youth members in the state of Selangor participated in a walking tour designed to build awareness of the consequences of climate change, particularly the increased risk of disastrous flooding. The activity was organized by the service center of Charles Santiago, a member of parliament for the Klang constituency. Together with some 50 Klang municipal councilors, NGO representatives and residents, SGM youth participants toured areas that are susceptible to climate-related flooding, including Taman Bayu Perdana and Taman Melawis. Both neighborhoods have a history of damaging floods.

Photo credit: Soka Gakkai Malaysia

During the walk, participants saw firsthand the causes and consequences of climate-related torrential rains and floods in the Klang area, helping to raise awareness and encourage necessary preparations for the future. Participants also shared their disaster-related experiences, discussed the causes of flooding and considered potential solutions.