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.

Shared Learning Panel 2 – Summary and Recording

On the 25th of October 2017, Building with Bamboo (BwB) presented their second shared learning panel ‘Resilience: From Research to Practice’. 17 practitioners and academics from different organisations had the opportunity to hear about the latest updates on the BwB project and exchange ideas on resilience in street-connected children. For those who were unable to …

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 …

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