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The Roles of Parents and Community

Teachers play important roles in caring for and protecting children affected by crises. But they are not the only adults with responsibilities toward children and children's rights. Parents and other members of the community also have important roles in ensuring children's well-being through their interactions inside and outside the home.

We now focus on the complementary roles that parents and other community members can play in creating and sustaining healing classrooms and student well-being. In addition to a number of activities and resource materials, we will provide examples from a case study of parental and community participation in education in the earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan.

By the end of this section, you should be able to:

  • Identify the complementary roles of parents and community in creating and sustaining Healing Classrooms

  • Take what you learned from the example of IRC-supported programming for community participation in education in the earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan and consider the relevance of those strategies and approaches for your context

  • Identify priority actions to enhance community participation in creating and sustaining Healing Classrooms in your context