Children in Paraguay learn how to keep safe at school
Emergency- and response-preparation training is giving students a sense of safety and security
Keeping children safe at school during disasters and emergencies is a priority for us, and donor support has helped push that agenda forward — most recently in Paraguay.
In an education system struggling to meet the needs of 1.5-million children through floods and other challenges, it’s important to share the message of safety. That’s why teachers and students at 149 schools in Paraguay have received emergency- and response-preparation training through Christian Children’s Fund of Canada.
“Before, we didn’t feel safe in school, because we didn’t know how to act in cases of emergencies,” says Marisol, 9 (pictured). “Now we feel safe.”
Watch children tell you what they’ve learned, and how it’s empowered them.
About Christian Children's Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 55 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.