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Safer School Construction – Stage 1: Prepare

The first stage starts with learning and preparing. The program manager (the person who makes sure construction is completed on time and on budget) must first understand the local context. Then they must help communities understand that safer schools are possible.

There are four steps in Stage 1: Prepare

Step 1: Understand the context
Step 2: Identify methods of working
Step 3: Raise awareness
Step 4: Work with a school management committee

What stakeholders provide for Stage 1: Prepare

Government agencies provide

  • Education sector goals
  • School construction policies

Local community provides:

  • Local context
  • School safety advocates
  • Local authorities
  • Other organisations and related activities

Implementing organisation (for example, NGO, CBO, local authority) provides:

  • Program manager to facilitate process
  • Project scope
  • Funds
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