All India Disaster Mitigation
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Child's Right to Safer Schools Campaign

The campaign was formally started in 2001 with EU support. The Safer Schools Campaign initiated by the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) is an effort with more than 1200 vulnerable schools and 42,000 students/school staff and agencies for making schools safer. The Campaign is facilitating various activities for children's safety in disaster-affected and disaster prone Indian states such as Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal along with Union Territories like Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Puducherry of India as well as neighboring countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar, and Nepal. The UN agencies, INGOs/NGOs, national/local authorities and universities are active partners. Currently, 648 schools are covered under School Safety Audit in 9 states of India. School Safety Guideline for Educators has also been developed.

A brief description of other activities:
•    Fire Safety in Schools
•    Building Emergency Response of Schools
•    Students Safety Insurance
•    Mitigation Measures: Promoting green school concept
•    Trainings on School Based Disaster Risk Reduction subjects including session on Climate Change and Environment Protection
•    School Safety Kit to promote Safer Schools
•    Awareness Materials including Climate Change and Wetlands in English, and seven Local Languages
•    Demand-based Technical Services to Schools and Organizations
•    School Safety Audit
•    Economic Support to Needy Students
•    Response to Tragic Incidents in Schools
•    Informal Education Centers
•    Research Activities related to DRR, Safer Education

AIDMI and National School Safety Programme
•    Convenes Capacity Building and Training sub group of National School Safety Programme of National Disaster Management Authority;
•    Part of Policy group to develop policy guidelines on School Safety under National School Safety Programme.

Supporting Comprehensive School Safety in Chhattisgarh (Phase -1)

The Comprehensive School Safety and Security Framework supports UNICEF India’s Education strategy (2018-2022) and its vision to ensure all girls and boys are learning in India, at grade appropriate levels from early childhood education through Elementary education in a safe and protective environment. This framework is strategically aligned to the SDGs, the National Development Agenda, UNICEF’s new strategic framework, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Framework and the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF), which summarises the UN support to the Government of India for the next five years. It is also in-line with the Government of India’s Vision 2032, National School Safety guidelines, 2017, the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act of 2009, Prevention of Children from Sexual Offenses (POSCO) Act and National Disaster Management Plan 2016.

This mandate is being taken forward by UNICEF with both national and state governments. For instance, the state governments of Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and West Bengal are taking forward expansion of Comprehensive School Safety at state wide level, rolling out in all schools through the department of education with the support of state disaster management authorities and the department of women and child development.

Situational Analysis for Chief Minister School Safety Program, Chhattisgarh

E Module 01- Let's Make Safe Schools

E Module 02 - How to do Mock Drill

E-Module 03 School Disaster Management Planning

E-Module 04 Child Protection and Comprehensive School Safety