Select safe school sites and implement disaster-resilient design and construction to make every new school a safe school.
Implement prioritization schema for retrofit and replacement (including relocation) of unsafe schools.
Minimize building and facilities non-structural and infrastructural risks from all sources, including design as well as interior layout and furnishings safe for survival and evacuation.
Incorporate access and safety for people with disabilities in design and construction of school facilities.
If schools are planned as temporary community shelters, design them to meet these needs. And be sure to plan for suitable alternate facilities for educational continuity.
Ensure that children’s access to schools is free from physical risks (pedestrian paths, road and river crossings)
Water and sanitation facilities adapted to potential risks (rain-fed and lined latrines)
Implement climate-smart interventions such as rainwater harvesting, solar panels, renewable energy, school gardens
Plan for continuous monitoring, financing and oversight for ongoing facilities maintenance and safety.