Shared Learning Panel 2 – Summary and Recording

On the 25th of October 2017, Building with Bamboo (BwB) presented their second shared learning panel ‘Resilience: From Research to Practice’. 17 practitioners and academics from different organisations had the opportunity to hear about the latest updates on the BwB project and exchange ideas on resilience in street-connected children. For those who were unable to …

The Relevance of Secure Attachments

How securely street-connected children attach themselves to caregivers, social workers and other trust worthy adults plays an important role in building their resilience. At home children who develop a secure attachment to their parents are most likely to be resilient in the face of challenges. Developing Secure Attachments with Street-Connected Children There are a wide …

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 …

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 …