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If I Were A School Principal

Plan Safe School Programme

Here’s how a plan to keep a school safe from disasters look like.


How To Keep A School Safe

Children spend up to 50% of their waking hours in school facilities, yet all too often schools are not constructed or maintained to be disaster resilient. This report shows how Plan’s Safe Schools Global Programme engages education sector partners – in development and humanitarian contexts alike – to promote schools as a platform for children and youth to grow up safely in resilient communities with their rights respected.

Plan’s Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction Toolkit

Here is a step by step guide to developing a school-based DRR plan, with tools which assess the level of risks and vulnerabilities of children and which monitor its progress.


Uro Alsa: Moving to Safer Ground

First part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPMB3i32DS8
Second part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfJsUI3v8mc
The Universidad de Sta. Isabel merely endeavoured to reach out to communities and assist people to read, write and compute in Lake Bato. But their conservations on the ground led to the community’s development of a DRRM plan, including an initiative around collapsible houses. A few lessons learned: an assessment on the functional literacy of people within high-risk communities must be taken into account in designing early warning systems and resettlement will only work if households will be near to their sources of livelihood. The project rekindled the bayanihan spirit and spared dwellings from flooding. Watch the story.