Country Specific Report: Uganda

This report presents an overview of learning and innovation at S.A.L.V.E. International, Uganda during the BwB project. Building on the findings about ‘resilience’ from the initial BwB research phase, the implementation phase sought to focus of practice change and development in terms of understanding how organisations can work in resilience-based ways and what happens when …

Building with Bamboo – Learning Update 3

This is the last of three learning updates, in which we share the emerging insights from our third learning and innovation cycle (Oct 2017 – Feb 2018). We present further learning which has emerged during the testing of innovation concepts developed during our second learning and innovation cycle. We also explain how we have refined …

Resilience in Physically Abused Children: Protective Factors for Aggression

This study analyses the effects of physical abuse on aggressive behaviour. Specifically, it focuses on children that had experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect and the extent to which these traumatic experiences may led them to show aggressive behaviour. However, some of the children in the study presented resilient functioning. The results showed that …

Addressing the challenges and opportunities of developing resilience-informed practice in partnership with street-living children in Jinja, Uganda

At the Pathways to Resilience conference held in Cape Town on 14-16 June 2017, Alfred Ochaya, Resilience Champion at S.A.L.V.E. International, spoke as part of a symposium by the Building with Bamboo team, titled What, So What and Now What? Researching, learning and practicing resilience-informed approaches to street-connected children. In his presentation, Alfred shares the experiences …

A Review of Quantitative Studies of South African Youth Resilience: Some Gaps

The conceptualisation and measurement of resilience, understood as a positive adjustment to hardship, has recently been internationally criticised. The aim of this study was, then, to systematically review quantitative studies on South African Youth resilience to explore the extent to which this body of knowledge failed to address these critiques.  The authors argued that, for …

From research to practice: unpacking a “resilience-informed approach” to street-connected children exposed to sexual abuse and exploitation

At the Pathways to Resilience conference held in Cape Town on 14-16 June 2017, Siân Wynne, Resilience Project Manager, spoke as part of a symposium by the Building with Bamboo team, titled What, So What and Now What? Researching, learning and practicing resilience-informed approaches to street-connected children. Siân’s presentation explains the background, aims and methodology of …