New resources: A handbook on how to involve children in disaster risk reduction and a manual on how to support vulnerable children using Child-to-Child approaches.
School Readiness and Success: A Child-to-Child Approach
The Child-to-Child Trust is organising a seminar titled, School Readiness and Success: A Child-to-Child Approach on 9th May 2013 from 9.00am – 4.00pm. The venue is yet to be confirmed. Keynote speaker is Dame Tessa Jowell.
Children as Actors for Transforming Society (CATS): Making children's participation work
24th -30th July 2013, Caux, Switzerland
The Child-to-Child Trust in partnership with Initiatives of Change is hosting an interactive five day conference on enhancing and improving children's participation. Selected groups of children and young people will actively participate in the conference as participation experts, based upon their experiences of meaningful participation. This event will be of interest to everyone interested in sharing experiences, exploring knowledge and developing a community of practice on rights-based, child participation.
The Child-to-Child Trust manages the INGO Children's Participation Forum which meets quarterly.
Aim of the forum: To create a network of practitioners working in participation in international development to improve the quality of participation practice and enhance outcomes for children.
Objectives of the forum:
To create a space for shared learning and reflection ; knowledge, management, database, mapping
To identify issues of common concern
To promote collaboration between members and external, example; partnership works
To identify gaps in participation practice and consider develop ways in which these might be addressed
To identify training and development needs
To develop an advocacy agenda for children’s participation
Primary members: International development practitioners working in children’s participation
Associate members: academics; UK participation practitioners
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Short Course - One Day Introduction for Programmers and Facilitators -
Monday 12 December 9am 4pm, Institute of Education
The Trust is very pleased to welcome Tricia Young as the new Director. Tricia has joined us from the Tutu Foundation UK where she set up their first programme addressing the issue of young people, communities and conflict. Tricia has 10 years experience of capacity building a range of UK-based and overseas NGOs. We are excited to have Tricia on board for this new phase of our development.
Professor Otto Wolff - sadly we mourn the death, aged 90, of Otto Wolf, our chairman from 1989 to 1992 after which he continued as a trustee for a further five years. As Dean of the London University Institute of Child Health, he was greatly influential in the launching and growth of the movement, and he has remained with us as a friend, resource and mentor ever since.
Otto combined an unswerving commitment to social justice, a love and respect for the worlds children and a deep commitment to their wellbeing together with a total aversion of prejudice in any form. All those of us who worked with him at Child to Child loved him and drew inspiration from him. He was supremely approachable, listened to everybody and was always available to offer us wise and gentle advice deriving not only from unrivalled experience but also from the values held by a truly great and good man.
Opportunity to join the Board of Trustees at Child-to-Child
Child-to-Child has been a pioneer of the childrens participation movement providing tools, educational approaches and materials on how to engage and involve children in the health and development of themselves as well as their families and communities.
The Trustees are responsible for setting Child-To-Child Trusts strategy, and to guide and support the Director and the small team in the work of the Trust. We are looking specifically to broaden the range of skills of existing Trustees through recruiting members who have strong Child related programme experience, and fundraising experience, particularly in an International Development (or ECD) context and from Trusts and Foundations.