Ensuring Safer Learning Environments in Uganda's Refugee Settlements
In late 2018, Advocacy for Child Relief Uganda (ACRUG), a local NGO based in Kampala, Uganda, completed a pilot study of primary schools in Uganda's Kiryandongo refugee settlement as part of their Safe Schools Program. The study, undertaken as a partner initiative with ECCN, employed ECCN's Safer Learning Environments (SLE) Assessment Toolkit.
This toolkit, which provides the methodology and tools necessary for quantitative or qualitative assessments, helps improve program design and adaptation related to overcoming risks to safe learning. ACRUG used their M&E staff to conduct the assessment and determine the nature and extent of risks related to school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) and trauma experienced by boys and girls with and without disabilities. This document provides a brief summary of the research, findings, and next steps.