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 …

‘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 …

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 …