Nepal Roundtable Event Summary

CWISH, supported by the Consortium for Street Children, organised the first in a series of country roundtable events aimed at sharing the learning from the BwB project. The roundtable was held in Kathmandu on 5 February 2018 and was widely attended by about 70 participants including government officials, NGOs and teachers.   Nepal Roundtable – …

Living a life of Resilience Film

Children usually face challenging situations at home and are blamed by their parents and punished for this, in the worse cases children are asked to leave their home. It is a shame for children or any other person to lose connection with their families, as this is one of the reasons why children decide to …

Nepal Workshop Roundtable

Nepal Workshop Roundtable We are pleased to announce that the first Building with Bamboo Workshop Roundtable will be held on 5 February from 13.00 to 16.15 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Our learning partner in Nepal, Krishna from CWISH and organisation that supports child domestic workers, will be hosting the BwB In Country Roundtable, in which child-centred organisations, …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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