COVID-19 Feedback Mechanism: Case Study from Cambodia

August 18, 2020 Due to movement restrictions linked to Covid-19, many routine feedback mechanisms were disrupted. Plan International Cambodia decided to actively seek out feedback from communities in Program Unit target areas to understand whether Plan’s intervention...

Success story: Gender Champion in DRM

August 3, 2020 Plan International Philippines through the funding of the Prudence Foundation and Plan International Hongkong works to promote safe school in Western Samar. It works to strengthen the School Watching and Emergency Response Team (SWERT), encouraging...

School Safety in Myanmar

Since Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar in 2008, the Government of Myanmar made strong commitments to ensure safety in schools through the development of policies, plans and guidelines, and the establishment of multi-stakeholder working groups dedicated to the implementation of different aspects of school safety.

School Safety in Thailand

In Thailand, the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC), under the Ministry of Education is responsible for education from primary to high school level. Since 2007, OBEC has recognised school safety and has been working with the Department of Disaster Prevention and Management (DDPM) and other organisations to promote school safety. In 2011, Thailand committed to improve the safety of 32,000 schools as part of the United Nations One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals Campaign.

School Safety in the Philippines

December 1, 2015 CONTEXT Since 2007, the Philippines Department of Education (DepEd) has started to mainstream disaster risk reduction into the education sector. DepEd issued a policy, DepEd Order no. 55, that prioritises the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction...