Presentation on theme: "SAFE SCHOOLS EXPERIENCE OF SEEDS IN INDIA. New Ideas Favorable environment Pertinent time Right people. Good linkages and strong positioning SAFE SCHOOLS."— Presentation transcript:
GUJARAT EARTHQUAKE 2001 1 st Major Earthquake after economic liberalization in early 90s Gujarat as a state is perceived as economically developed and enterprising Massive global response both in- terms of money and technical knowledge. Massive Rehabilitation with proactive government engagement for next 5-7 years A SIMPLE REINFORCEMENT OF THE FACT THAT DEVELOPMENT GOALS ARE THREATENED BY NATURAL DISASTERS.
School Safety Initiative Safe InfrastructureCapacity Building Structural Safety Planning & Implementation Education & Awareness Training & Development Non-structural Mitigation OUR APPROACH
KEY PRINCIPLES India is a oral Society Knowledge and education as the central process Engaging in dialogue with as many people/stakeholders as possible particularly governments at all levels Working aggressively within the space provided by governments, schools and education department
2008 National Disaster Management Authority formally adopted SEEDS Model of School Safety Today school safety is a priority area for national Government
A Recent Supreme Court Verdict The Supreme Court have directed all the States and Union Territories to implement the safety measures prescribed by the national Building Code of India, 2005 in all government and private schools. Children cannot be compelled to receive education in an unsound and unsafe building. The court issued a comprehensive time-bound plan to ensure safety of children in schools The teachers along with other staff shall be trained to handle safety equipment, initiate emergency evacuations and protect their students in the event of fire and other emergencies.
WHAT HAS WORKED FOR US The conviction that in an oral society Governments relate to governments School children talk to school children Parents are more open with other parents Communities relate to communities Providing frequent platform for such interactions through exchange programs, exposure visits trainings and workshops. A strong presence at local level schools in the most disaster prone regions