Disaster Resilient Communities in Nepal by 2050

Disaster Preparedness for Safer Schools in Nepal

Supporting Agency: American Red Cross, Nepal Red CrossSociety

Location within Country: Bhaktapur, Nuwakot
Project Period: 2010-2011

The main goal of the program was to; reduce the impact of disasters by building safer and resilient schools and communities. Its objectives were to i) Improve disaster safety of public schools through increased hazard awareness; improved disaster management skills among school children, teachers and parents; and by establishing proper disaster preparedness and response systems; increase disaster awareness of communities through disaster awareness and training programs and campaign using schools as entry points; iii) Assist to institutionalize disaster safety concepts into regular education system by developing and assisting in implementation of national strategies for widespread application of concepts approaches and methodologies to enhance disaster safety of entire education system throughout the country.

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