JUCONI Ecuador Hosted the Second Sense Making Workshop

Two weeks ago I hosted the BwB second sense making workshop. The resilience champion, Alfred, from SALVE (Uganda) and the BwB Project Manager, Sian, from the Consortium for Street Children (UK) visited us in Guayaquil. Unfortunately, Krishna, the resilience champion from Nepal couldn’t come but thanks to Skype he was able to join us. The …

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 …

Supporting the parents of street-connected children

Behind each street-connected children there are stories that should be told and heard, unfortunately most of these stories are rather painful than sweet. Precisely, the outreach team from JUCONI have been thinking about the way these stories may affect children, also how children explain to themselves the challenging experiences they had to go through and the …

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 …

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