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Stay Prepared - Storybooks on SGSecure for Students in Special Education Schools

Development and distribution of 'Stay Prepared' storybooks for students with special needs

A SGSecure storybook was published by the Ministry of Home Affairs, in consultation with the Ministry of Education, to guide students on what they should do in the event of a terrorist attack. The book shares the key messages of SGSecure, such as the “Run, Hide, Tell” advisory, and includes information on childhood trauma provided by Temasek Foundation Cares and the KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

Students in special education schools are to be included in the SGSecure and 'Stay Prepared' initiatives, so that they learn to be prepared for emergencies. Specially adapted 'Stay Prepared' storybooks are therefore needed to reach out to students with special needs.

Two versions of the adapted storybook will be developed and distributed to special needs students in higher primary levels and above. The books will include features such as:

- Braille

- Large print

- Tactile print

- Suitable font for readers with learning challenges

The book is expected to reach out to up to 10,000 students and their caregivers.