Here you will find all the learning from our innovative learning projects, including reports, workshop write-ups, think pieces and reflection from children, the team and the wider community of practice. You will also find relevant sector news, case studies, resources and guest blogs.

The Relevance of Secure Attachments

How securely street-connected children attach themselves to caregivers, social workers and other trust worthy adults plays an important role in building their resilience. At home children who develop a secure attachment to their parents are most likely to be resilient in the face of challenges. Developing Secure Attachments with Street-Connected Children There are a wide …

How to reassure children facing emotional trauma?

I have had numerous experiences working with street-connected children. The majority of these experiences have helped me to realise that “change is tough for anyone”, but even more for street-connected children. Have you ever thought of spending a night on the street? It’s not easy at all.   We reassure children that we will be …

JUCONI Ecuador Hosted the Second Sense Making Workshop

Two weeks ago I hosted the BwB second sense making workshop. The resilience champion, Alfred, from SALVE (Uganda) and the BwB Project Manager, Sian, from the Consortium for Street Children (UK) visited us in Guayaquil. Unfortunately, Krishna, the resilience champion from Nepal couldn’t come but thanks to Skype he was able to join us. The …

Building with Bamboo at the ‘Pathways to Resilience’ conference in South Africa

I was one of the presenters at the ‘Pathways to Resilience’ conference, which was held in Cape Town in South Africa from the 14th to the 17th June 2017. Our ‘Resilience dream team’ included: Sian Wynne, the Resilience Project Manager; Sarah Thomas de Benitez, former CEO of the Consortium for Street Children and co-founder of …

Building with Bamboo’s First Learning Update

We are delighted to announce the publication of Building with Bamboo’s first learning update! This is the first of three updates in which we share the emerging learning from our first learning and innovation cycle (January – March 2017). In this update, we provide a brief introduction to the project, our approach to ‘resilience’ and …

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