Mapping Memories is a book/DVD of first-person narratives by youth with refugee experiences. It explores the practical and ethical issues of launching participatory media projects around sensitive issues, and offers practical insights on using digital storytelling, mapping, video, photovoice, soundscapes, and oral history. It also explores the power of using personal stories to inspire audiences, counter biases, and build understanding in classrooms and communities. There is more information at the Mapping Memories website at www.mappingmemories.ca
This guide has been developed to assist donor agencies and policy advisors in a range of organisations working with and for youth. It aims to increase understanding of the growing importance of, and greater potential for, youth participation in development practice and to explore key issues and approaches. It provides information on how to actually work with youth at a practical operational level in respect of policy and programming. It does this through the provision of promising practice case studies (and their associated resources) and a number of quality standards that will help organisations to get started. Central to the guide is its focus on working with excluded sub-groups of young people, and the importance of building partnerships between adults and youth in a culturally sensitive manner.
Building blocks: Africa-wide briefing notes: resources for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children
This is a set of locally adaptable resources for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children in Africa. They are based on the experience of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, its partners and other organisations. The briefing notes for working with children are organised into an overview and five sections: Education; Health and nutrition; Psychosocial support; Social inclusion; and Economic strengthening. Each briefing note provides issues and principles for guiding strategy, while drawing on best practice from programme experience. Each can be used alongside a Participatory Adaptation Guide, which will help organisations and community members, including children, to adapt these principles and strategies to their own local situation. These briefing notes have been developed through a highly participatory process, guided by an international advisory board (in collaboration with participants from Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali, Mozambique, Angola etc.). These briefing notes are divided into four sections: Introduction, with an overview that explains why programmes need to strengthen the skills and resources of families and communities to cope with the impacts of HIV/AIDS; Issues, with an outline of the impact of HIV/AIDS on children; Principles, with guidelines for programmes aimed at strengthening the coping capacity of vulnerable children, families and communities; and Strategies, with possible ways of taking action to strengthen support for orphans and vulnerable children. The full text document can be found on http://www.aidsalliance.org/building_blocks.htm or http://www.eldis.org/ and is available in English, French and Portuguese children, Africa, HIV, AIDS, training manual, orphans, health, sexual health, child care, coping strategies
This booklet contains lessons developed by the Ecology and Natural Resource Education project, West Bengal, India, and tried out on teachers and children. It is intended for teachers and community workers who are actively involved in environmental education or activity. It provides ideas on how to prepare lesson plans promoting action learning, participatory learning and sharing tools, and ideas on how to connect classroom lessons to the community.
This book is aimed at anyone who wishes to consult or involve children and young people in any setting. The first part sets the scene of what this book is about and the definitions and background to participation. The second part outlines the values underpinning the work, of co-operation, participation, inclusion and involvement. It raises issues to consider, such as, why involve children and young people, what the children and young people will get out of it, questions around resource limitations, and who should be involved. It also gives some hints about planning and running a session, and provides a trouble shooting guide to potential problems. The third section gives a toolkit of starting activities, information gathering and promoting discussion exercises, and other examples. The fourth section gives ideas for your own programmes and methods.
The use of PLA methodology in Partnership for Adoloscent Sexual and Reproductive Health Project (PALS) : A field guide.
Step by step guide designed for field workers on how to carry out a participatory appraisal with adoloscents of their sexual and reproductive health related issues. The process of data analysis and documentation is also briefly mentioned.
Treasuring the gift : producing a sexual health learning pack for religious youth groups : project report
This report descibes the participatory process used to develop a sexual health learning pack by and for religious youth groups in Zambia.
This document provides guidelines to be used as a reference for the implementation process of a proposed Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Project in Uganda.
PRA is suggested as a key strategy to be used in the community planning and relevant techniques and training methods which can be used at each stage in the process are described. The guidelines also considrer the process of community mobilisation.
This video is one product of a participatory appraisal training workshop held in Hull, England. Following classroom-based learning of methods, participants applied these methods to projects in local communities. The first application shown aimed to help a parish council to understand the leisure needs of teenagers to improve the planning of a youth centre (4). The appraisal team met with the parish council to understand what they wanted to know (6). They then met with groups of teenagers on the streets and used mapping, and matrix scoring and ranking methods to elicit their preferences for the design and operation of the proposed youth centre (10). These were then reported to the parish council who also used participatory methods to help them understand the report (19). The second application concerned preferences of shoppers and supermarket staff regarding Christmas opening times (22).
A guide to the collection, analysis and use of information about the cultural context of diarrhea - household and behavioural factors are identified in a cultural context. the aim is to facilitate the development, implementation and monitoring of programmes for the control and prevention of diarrhea. Part III is a field guide to the use of Rapid Assesment Procedures, many of which are closely related to PRA tools such as mapping, the use of key informants and checklists for informal interviews. Emphasis is placed on understanding the beleif system - how the body works, the causes and consequences of illness - and how the household and caregivers respond to diarrhea. The final section considers practical options for applying the information and testing (often through more formal methods) the generalisability of information.