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CSS VISUS assessment projects in Indonesia, Peru, Haiti, and Mozambique

Posted Sep 17th 2017

In line with Pillar 1 of the CSS Framework on "Safe Learning Facilities", UNESCO promotes a multi-hazard school safety assessment methodology called Visual Inspection for defining Safety Upgrading Strategies (VISUS) to provide governments with tools that facilitate decision-making on where and how to invest for enhancing school safety based on available resources and scientific evidence. The VISUS methodology has recently been implemented in 160 schools in Indonesia, 60 schools in Peru, and 100 schools in Haiti. 

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New advocacy series from Save the Children

Posted Sep 17th 2017

Save the Children is researching hazard impacts on children and their right to education around the world in a new advocacy series called Education Disrupted – Education Denied. The first two issues of the series from Afghanistan and the Philippines respectively have been released.  Each issue of the series includes recommendations for advocates, policy makers, and donors.

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Comprehensive School Safety Pillar 1 Training

Posted Sep 17th 2017

The first pilot of a training on Comprehensive School Safety (CSS), Pillar 1: Safe Learning Facilities was successfully completed in Bangkok from 8-10 February 2017. This non-technical training is being developed by Save the Children and Risk RED with support of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). The training was piloted in cooperation with Plan International.

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IFRC Guidance on First Aid and Children in English and French

Posted Sep 17th 2017

Guidance is now available from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) for developing first aid training that is for and by children. The First Aid and Children Resource Guide includes information on developing communication campaigns, establishing partnerships, and using pedagogical approaches adapted to children.  Examples of best practices are also included, providing first aid activities and training tools for children.

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Safe School mobile game app from Plan International

Posted Sep 17th 2017

The Safe School mobile game app has become increasingly popular among both children and adults in different countries.  Developed as an education game by Plan International Indonesia in collaboration with Luminov Global Indonesia, the game helps children understand more about natural hazards, how they can turn into disasters, the impacts of disasters on schools, and how the Safe School approach can reduce risks on schools and the people that use them.

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