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.

Learning Activities for Resilience

What an abstract concept is resilience!  Are we born with resilience or do we get it from social interactions?  What is this process? JUCONI’s team have been asking these questions and more in the last few weeks. The common understanding is that resilience makes you psychologically strong like a bamboo. But we were interested to learn how vulnerable children and families understand …

Resilience in Children – Let it Flourish

Two children (10 and 12 years) are friends and living in the same village. One day, they were playing in some open ground near a well – a serene area that is little bit far from the village. The top level of the well is close to the ground. All of a sudden, the 12-year-old boy fell down …

Save the Childhood of Child Domestic Workers!

I planned to meet a girl domestic worker in a public school in Kathmandu. I hoped to ask her some questions to understand the situation of child domestic workers. I prepared to start positively. I had a question in mind: what is the happiest moment a girl domestic workers enjoys while staying in her employer’s house? I asked the question to a …

Importance of Context

Jonah lived on the street for five years. He was traumatized when he lost his mother; he loved his mother so much because she was so caring and loving to him. His father had no job and would depend on agriculture to earn a living. They would miss some meals in a day and hunger forced …

A Positive Approach to Working with Street Children

Generally children on the streets are not a very nice part of the view.  They look dirty, hungry, and not all of them have sweet faces – on the contrary, sometimes people are scared of them.   There are many stigmas around them, like they are dangerous, junkies, thieves, etc. and they are not people.  Maybe one thinks about how irresponsible …

Questioning the Contexts of Adversity

One of the characteristics of resilience is that it needs adversity to develop, hence the phrase ‘in the face of adversity’ rather than ‘in spite of adversity’. So, you can’t really say you’re resilient if you haven’t been exposed to some kind of adversity! I recently attended the Breaking the Cycle conference in Tanzania which …

Survivor or resilient?

When I meet Katharine I could tell she was an impossible person to approach.  She was like a lion in a cage, angry, furious, impatient, menacing, but I tolerated her mood and slowly but firmly I heard all the complaints she had.  Complaints about how difficult the world is for her and how others cannot understand her way.   …

Introducing CSC’s toolkit for working with adolescent street-connected girls

Any street-connected child may be exposed to sexual abuse, but this is an issue which predominantly affects girls. It is the biggest challenge cited by street-connected girls and they report a higher frequency of sexual violence than boys. The result is that girls experience a greater tendency towards depression and self-harm, more emotional dependency on substances, and a higher …

Page 3 of 41234