March 11, 2021
Plan International released a tool that aims to present the different steps and rules for the preparation and implementation of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) studies for Plan International’s Safe School projects. These steps must be implemented in order to capture representative quantitative and qualitative data, applicable to the entire population. Plan International’s Safe School Global Programme is an innovative approach to today’s multi-risk environment. The approach reinforces synergies and builds local capacity across the three pillars (Figure 1), while linking to national, sub-national and local disaster management and education plans. A KAP study is conducted on a particular population to identify the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of a specific topic. It is important to establish a basic premise and offer a clear definition of each of these words to properly conduct this type of survey. The overall strategic goal of Plan International’s Safe School Global Programme is to showcase the three-pillared Safe School approach and standards in practice. Plan International will use their previous experience in this area to demonstrate that its rights-based approach to Safe Schools protects students, education workers and school infrastructure and that it creates a culture of disaster risk reduction (DRR) that benefits the community as a whole both today and in future generations. This resource aims to review the conceptual framework and value of KAP studies in the context of Safe School projects and to show Plan International staff how to organize, manage and conduct these studies in the field. This guide was created with the assistance of Plan International staff working on similar projects.https://aseansafeschoolsinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/1.-ARO_Safe-schools_KAP_study_guide.pdf_KAP.pdf
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