Ensure the health and safety of learners and staff in schools and the learning communities.
THINK SAFETY FIRST
Build resilient schools and communities in order to secure a future with safer schools in Cameroon by the year 2035 and in Africa by the year 2063 (Agenda 2063).
School Safety Outreach (SSO) is a Cameroonian non-profit, non-denominational, apolitical organization established in 2020 and legally registered in 2022 with registration number 215/G.37/C.84/VOL1/A3/SAAJP in conformity with law number 90/053 of 19th December 1990 of the Republic of Cameroon.
Our project and programs target learners and staff in schools and communities. We operate and work in Cameroon. The chief geographical area of intervention is the South West and North West but operations can be extended to other regions when the need arises.
Our approach targets primarily learners and staff as beneficiaries and people with challenges as secondary beneficiaries. We do understand that using a school-community-based approach that addresses the needs of schools and communities will greatly impact positively on the lives of our primary beneficiaries in a sustainable way.
We have as goals the following:
School/Community Disaster Risk Management
Integrate Disaster Risk Reduction Education (DRRE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into the School Curriculum; train school administrators and local community authorities on how to develop a Disaster Risk Management Plan; organize awareness-raising campaigns in order to sensitize and educate learners, and staffs and community members on coping strategies against disasters; implement early warning systems, etc.
Provide humanitarian response to people affected by societal disasters such as conflicts, wars, civil unrest, fire incidents, and epidemic infectious diseases; provide humanitarian aid to victims of socio-natural disasters such as floods, landslides, droughts, earthquakes, volcanic eruption; provide humanitarian response to people affected by disasters of natural origin such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, etc.
Reconstruction: Construct or rehabilitate schools, local community or state infrastructures to improve local sustainable development; Restore safe lines, etc.
Recovery: Provide psychosocial support and mental health education to people affected by disasters to enable them to bounce back strong.
Integrate Disaster Risk Management into the National Development Policy; Promote better water, sanitation, and hygiene practices with the goal to reduce the spread of diseases etc.
What we do
Volunteer: Resourcefully volunteer your time, efforts, and love with us as we continuously run our School Health and Safety Outreach programs and projects in schools and communities. Use this opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge with us as you join us in implementing our programs and projects.
We work in synergy with sectorial ministries in Cameroon such as MINEDUB; MINESEC; MINESUP; MINPAT; and MINSANTE whose mandate aligns with our work and thematic areas of intervention.
Councils: We work in partnership with Municipal Councils to ensure health and safety in schools and the communities.
Local CSOs: We collaborate with like-minded CSOs in line with our thematic areas.
Community: We work in association with like-minded individuals, institutions, and communities in line with our thematic areas of intervention.
Others: UNICEF, UNESCO, UNDP, World Vision, Save the Children, REACH BACK, SURUDEV, Alheri Medical Foundation.
NEWS AND UPDATES
Menstrual Hygiene Management Campaign in Schools
Support our upcoming Menstrual Hygiene Management Campaign project for young girls and women in schools.
Disinfection of Schools
Join us in our upcoming project which will involve the disinfection of classrooms and toilets to reduce the spread of diseases in some selected lay private and confessional schools.
Empowering Education, Transforming Lives
Building Resilient Schools for a Brighter Future