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Towards Safer School Construction: A Community-based Approach is a guide for individuals and program managers involved in school construction. The guide is particularly useful when communities will be taking part in school construction, when local construction is not disaster-resistant, or when schools are being reconstructed after a disaster.


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(Available in English)

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Select a stage to read about how program managers, communities, and technical experts can work together to make schools safer.

The guide explains how a community-based approach to school construction can make sure every school built is a safe one. It explains how to engage with the community through the stages of construction, and how schools, communities and technical experts can work together to:

  • Raise community awareness about hazards
  • Build local abilities for safer construction
  • Create a culture of safety within and around schools.
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