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The Ministry of Education in collaboration with CDEMA launch Model Safe Schools Programme

The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Center (CDEMA) on Monday launched the Model Safe Schools Programme (MSSP) to offer tools for assessing the level of safety of schools.

The model safe school programme is a suite of guidance tools through which comprehensive disaster management may be integrated into Dominican schools.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Chandler Hyacinth said that this programme is part of the ministry’s plans on creating a more resilient education sector.  

In January 2018 the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) began disbursement of grant funding of EUR 746,000 to the CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CDEMA- CU) to implement the MSSP toolkit in Dominica and four other countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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