The school mapping exercise is a project under the ASEAN Safe Schools Initiative (ASSI), which is under the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER). Mapping of the National Societies (NSs) school safety programmes and activities will provide an evidence-based visibility to the role of the NSs and will strengthen their advocacy works.

The outcome of the mapping exercise will be an executive summary report (5-10 pages in English or national languages) presenting the key information of each NS as follow:

  • Number of schools reached, and their geographic locations and types of intervention
  • Number of children (girls and boys) reached
  • The NSs’ approach to school safety (including framework, policies, guidelines and tools)
  • The NSs’ partnership with government (national and local) and other organizations
  • Impact Stories from headmasters, teachers, children, volunteers about Red Cross Societie’ school safety actions
  • Quotes from NSs’ leaders and opinion-makers about the value of developing safer environment in schools

Southeast Asian Youth Network (SEAYN) members conducted 1-2 hour semi-structured interviews with various departments and focal points working with schools, including disaster management, health, WatSan, first aid, social welfare, organizational development and human resource departments. The results were presented to the 2nd ASEAN School Safety Conference which will be held in Bangkok on 14-15 February 2017, as well as to the South-East Asia Community Safety and Resilience Forum (CSRF) convened on 18-20 April 2017 in Malaysia.