Good School Toolkit

22nd March 2019

A Raising Voices study found that 60% of children in Uganda regularly experienced violence at school. To combat this, they created a holistic and cost-effective program focused on decreasing violence in schools. The Good School Toolkit is effective in reducing staff violence against children in Ugandan primary and secondary schools.

A school-wide intervention

The Good School Toolkit is led by teachers, students and school-affiliated community members. Together, these teams work to influence the operational culture of the entire school through four entry points: teacher-student relationships, peer-to-peer relationships, student- and teacher-to-school relationships, and parent- and community-to-school governance relationships.

Programme overview
  • Program: Good School Toolkit
  • Organization: Raising Voices
  • Strategy: Safe Environments
  • Intervention Type: Adoption of policy and practices to prevent sexual violence in the school (e.g., adoptions of zero-tolerance policies for sexual violence, notification, and anti-harassment training for staff)
  • Ranking: This intervention is categorized as PROMISING
  • Age Group: All
  • Gender: All

The Good Schools Toolkit reduced children’s risk of experiencing physical violence by school staff by 42% over 18 months of implementation.

The Good School Toolkit is currently being rolled out at scale in Uganda in:




primary schools


schools nationwide have received the Good Schools Toolkit materials from the Ugandan Government

Results and impact of the Good Schools Toolkit

Outside the school, the intervention was associated with significantly lower normative beliefs accepting the use of physical discipline practices in schools, based on aggregated caregiver reports. No differences between groups were observed in past-week violence against children at home.