All India Disaster Mitigation
411, Sakar Five, Behind Old Natraj Cinema,
Near Mithakhali Railway Crossing, Ashram Road,
Ahmedabad – 380009,
Gujarat, India

Tel / Fax:+91 79 26582962
Child's Right to Safer Schools Campaign

The campaign was formally started in 2001 with EU support. The Safer Schools Campaign initiated by the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) is an effort with more than 1200 vulnerable schools and 42,000 students/school staff and agencies for making schools safer. The Campaign is facilitating various activities for children's safety in disaster-affected and disaster prone Indian states such as Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal along with Union Territories like Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Puducherry of India as well as neighboring countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Myanmar. The UN agencies, INGOs/NGOs, national/local authorities and universities are active partners. Currently, 648 schools are covered under School Safety Audit in 9 states of India. School Safety Guideline for Educators has also been developed.

A brief description of other activities:
•    Fire Safety in Schools
•    Building Emergency Response of Schools
•    Students Safety Insurance
•    Mitigation Measures: Promoting green school concept
•    Trainings on School Based Disaster Risk Reduction subjects including session on Climate Change and Environment Protection
•    School Safety Kit to promote Safer Schools
•    Awareness Materials including Climate Change and Wetlands in English, and seven Local Languages
•    Demand-based Technical Services to Schools and Organizations
•    School Safety Audit
•    Economic Support to Needy Students
•    Response to Tragic Incidents in Schools
•    Informal Education Centers
•    Research Activities related to DRR, Safer Education

AIDMI and National School Safety Programme
•    Convenes Capacity Building and Training sub group of National School Safety Programme of National Disaster Management Authority;
•    Part of Policy group to develop policy guidelines on School Safety under National School Safety Programme.