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.

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 …

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 …

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