We underestimate children. In all my education careers (there seems to have been many) I have tried to facilitate the development of skills for participation by children (and adults). Allowing opportunities for participation are not enough -first develop the skills, such as communication and social skills – then provide the real opportunities for using them. More and more organisations are realising the importance of article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and are now willing to not only give children opportunities to express themselves but are also willing to listen to them. War Child has produced a report based on children’s evaluations of their programme in Uganda.
We are pleased to share the report ‘Who knows best? Children do! How children evaluate the effects of a War Child programme. In this report we present the findings of a study in Uganda which explored the effects of War Child’s life skills based intervention ‘I DEAL’. In the study child-friendly and participatory monitoring and evaluation tools were piloted. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full report is available here.