Save the Children releases Guidance on Schools as Zones of Peace
Save the Children, August 4, 2017
Schools as Zones of Peace is a Save the Children-led project that aims to secure the protection of girls and boys at school, and avoid the disruption of education due to armed conflict. The project builds on the Schools as Zones of Peace model that was successful in ensuring children’s access to education in Nepal during the civil war, and uses components from this while linking it to the Safe Schools Declaration.
Locally, the project aims to secure protective learning environments in conflict and post-conflict situations, raise awareness among communities, school management and children, and build local and national level engagement to protect education. This serves as one method for countries to implement the Safe Schools Declaration through a bottom-up approach that also engages local schools and communities.
Save the Children has released a guide to understanding and implementing the Schools as Zones of Peace Project. To learn more, you can access the guide here.
To see additional materials related to Schools as Zones of Peace in English, French, Arabic, Swahili and Kurdish, visit Save the Children’s Resource Centre.