Building Safe Schools Program

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I Inactive

Key Information

After successful fundraising efforts, a new primary school was built in Pish, Tajikistan. The former primary school was built several years ago without input from any engineers or professional builders. As a result, the structure was falling apart. It didn't have a proper roof or floor, which made it usable only in the summertime (and the summertime in remote Tajikistan is very short). Even then, the condition of the building made attending class dangerous. It also lacked a toilet, forcing the teachers and dozens of students to share one small toilet with the nearby village. Construction of the new primary school began in May 2018 and was finished in the winter, under the supervision of engineer Asad Oliftaev.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Europe & Central Asia


Government Affiliation



2018 - 2018


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • School facilities
  • School quality

Cross-cutting areas

Not applicable or unknown

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary

Other populations reached

  • Community leaders
  • Other community members - female
  • Other community members - male
  • School administrators
  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Facilities construction/improvement

  • Construction/improvement of schools

Water and sanitation

  • Construction/improvement of toilets (combined use)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased enrolment in primary school
  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased primary school completion
  • Increased years of schooling

Cross-cutting goals

Not applicable or unknown