Save the Children

Safe to Learn

Save the Children aims to reduce violence against children in and through schools by providing evidence-based tools across two provinces, Siem Reap and Preah Vihear. To do so, the organisation is working with a consortium of partners, including World Vision and Plan International, to leverage existing collaborations and partnerships around preventing violence against children. Save the Children will also work closely with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), the Safe Schools Technical Committee and the Leading and Coordinating Committee (L&CC), the latter of which is responsible for the development of the Implementation Guidelines for Child Protection in Schools Policy (IGCPSP).

Through this project, partners will test tools and approaches to end violence through a number of activities, including:

  1. Strengthening the Cambodian child protection policy framework through the development, endorsement and dissemination of the IGCPSP 
  2. Supporting the MoEYS in the piloting of the IGCPSP in target primary schools by establishing a functioning school-based child protection mechanism and ensuring its coordination with the existing community-based child protection mechanism
  3. Supporting target schools in developing a data monitoring system for violence against children, as well as safeguarding codes of conduct
  4. Empowering girls, boys, non-binary students, children with disabilities and community-based child protection actors to speak up and take positive action against violence and abuse in schools