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Safer School Construction: A Community-Based Approach

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Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in the Education Sector (GADRRRES)
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Disaster Risk Reduction
Disaster Risk Reduction - Preparedness and Contingency Planning

All schools should be durable and functional, even after a disaster. The safer schools construction approach treats construction as a community learning opportunity. It works to build the community’s resilience, skills and abilities, and results in safer school buildings. When laying foundations and raising walls, communities become knowledgeable caretakers of their schools. They become champions of a culture of safety – in their school, community, and beyond.

This overview includes a guide, case studies, and videos that review each stage of the safer schools construction approach. The overview explains how communities and technical experts work together to make sure the school building is safe from hazards and the project becomes a learning opportunity for the whole community. With a safer school project, communities can develop a culture of safety.