“Companies should think about emergencies all the time and not only when it happens. This means that companies should have a program to reduce and mitigate damage.”
Young people in Brazil, Children’s Consultations for the Children’s Rights and Business Principles Initiative
GOOD PRACTICE: Skills-based education for refugee children
An international consulting company with project management expertise teamed up with an international organization to bring educational resources to refugee children. A major initiative in this collaboration has been the provision of skills-based education for approximately 30,000 refugee children in eastern Chad. By bringing its management expertise, the business supported the international organisation in defining tangible actions, deliverables and metrics to highlight progress. A key challenge is that ongoing conflict and instability on the ground have made it difficult to establish sustained education programmes and provide children with an appropriate curriculum for a consistent period of time. Programme entry questionnaires seek to identify key child protection concerns to facilitate addressing them as part of the initiative. The company is also helping to raise public awareness on the situation of refugees.