This document provides a briefing on lessons learned from the Disaster Preparedness for Safer School project in Bangladesh conducted by American Red Cross and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society.


Lessons learned/recommendations include:

  • Sustainability of disaster preparedness activities in schools
  • Improving awareness and disaster management skills at schools
  • Sensitizing stakeholders, urban disaster risk reduction
  • Community outreach strategies
  • Stakeholder participation in project design
  • Training design
  • Support from adults for child participation
  • Vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA)
  • Advocate for school safety in curriculum.

Usage: Guideline for implementation

Audience: National Society school safety practitioners


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