Commitment to Action

Healing Classrooms Initiative

Commitment by

International Rescue Committee

In 2007, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) committed to strengthen and expand its Healing Classrooms Initiative. Healing Classrooms, the core of the IRC's education work in conflict-related emergencies, is the unique approach to strengthening the role that schools and especially teachers play in promoting the psychosocial recovery and well-being of children during and after crises. Healing Classrooms encourages an inclusive approach to education, focusing on children of both genders, a variety of ethnic groups, and children with disabilities. Healing Classrooms provides a welcoming, safe, supportive and healing learning opportunity for children.

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Overview
Summary

Commitment

Healing Classrooms Initiative

Launched

2007

Est. Duration

5 years

Region

Africa, Asia

Countries

Afghanistan, Cote d'Ivoire, Iraq, Liberia, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Burundi, Chad, Haiti

Commitment by

International Rescue Committee

Partner(s)

UN Refugee Agency, EuropeAid