REPORT: The Safe Schools Initiative

May 9, 2014

Protecting the Right to Learn in Nigeria

 

The Safe Schools Initiative was launched at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Nigeria, by a coalition of Nigerian business leaders, working with the UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown, the Global Business Coalition for Education and A World at School.  It was set up in response to the growing number of attacks on the right to education, including the kidnapping of more than 200 girls last month in northern Nigeria. 

The report, which is based on best practices from global standards and initiatives, emphasizes that safe schools are needed for education to continue and highlights school and community-level actions and special provisions for schools in high-risk areas.

Learn more about what a safe school is and the various components of the Safe Schools Initiative by downloading and reading the report.