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.

Building with Bamboo on Ugandan TV

I was invited by KOTV channel host, MC Jerry, to a live interview about resilience which was recently aired on Ugandan TV. The objective of the interview was to share with the audience about our work supporting street-connected children exposed to sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. The TV host was also interested in learning about …

‘Resilience: From Research to Practice’ Shared Learning Panel

We are pleased to announce the first Building with Bamboo shared learning panel, Resilience: From Research to Practice. The panel will take place on 21st June at 13:00-14:30 UTC (14:00-15:30 UK). Building with Bamboo is an international learning project exploring resilience-based approaches to working with street-connected children who are exposed to sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. The project builds on findings …

Challenges to protect children in a disadvantaged community

The government of Ecuador recently implemented a programme to improve the living conditions of a disadvantaged community located in the slums of Guayaquil. The objective of the programme was to provide the community with better access to municipal basic services such as water, sanitation and electricity, and also improving the housing and infrastructure conditions through slum …

Celebrating the International Day for Street Children in Uganda

The International Day for Street Children is celebrated on April 12th since 2010. The International Day 2017 was particularly important because the publication of the UN General Comment on Children in street situations is expected to be published this year. The theme chosen for the seventh version of the International Day for Street Children was ‘Children’s rights …

Resilience in Child Domestic Workers

Child domestic workers normally predict situations in their employer’s house and prepare accordingly. For instance, when the employer gets drunk in the absence of his wife and enters the kitchen to attempt to touch the child domestic worker while she is preparing the meal, she calls his children as a form of self-defense. The employer refrains from abusing the girl …

Statue Making to Explore Resilience

The street-connected children and the children who were formerly living on the streets have been actively involved in making statues of children on the street to explore resilience. A statue freezes you in a certain position and captures it for all time. As resilient people, we have to be flexible and not rigid like the …

Local Narratives of ‘Resilience’

The concept of resilience is fast gaining currency in the international development and humanitarian sectors. Yet the international concept of ‘resilience’ is not a universal one. Although similar concepts exist across socio-cultural systems, they vary significantly and the meanings and practices associated with ‘resilience’ look and feel different. In many languages, there is also no …

Exploring Resilience Through Radio Stations

We all experience points in our lives where we face challenges, difficulties and issues. Often, we are told by friends, ‘Be strong, you’ll get through this’, or ‘You need to be more resilient’. We have been teaching people ‘What really is resilience?’ and ‘Why is it important?’. Through our resilience program, we successfully composed two songs exploring resilience. One …

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