Teaching the skills to make a change.
It’s our goal to empower local professionals in under-resourced communities and areas affected by conflict by equipping them with the skills, knowledge and tools to help them make a change in the lives of children and youth they work with.
Mission & Vision
It’s our mission to contribute to creating better opportunities and outcomes for (traumatized) children and youth at risk in under-resourced communities and (post)conflict areas. By training local professionals that teach, take care of- and advocate for these young people, we aim to help create a safe (learning) environment for them, and to contribute to the overall improvement of education and mental health in these areas.
Improving the knowledge and skills of local teams will improve the quality of education in schools and resources of mental health, and results in better outcomes for the children and youth at risk.
We believe in the power of local professionals and role models. These teams already have experience in their field, speak the local language and like no other can relate to cultural beliefs, values and standards of the young people they work with. Our trainings aim to equip and empower the local teams withadditional knowledge and skills, so that they can continue to make a change.
All of our trainings and workshops are designed in a practical,
culture-sensitive and interactive way, so that any local
professional or role model, no matter their (educational) background, can follow the training and can immediately
start implementing the new and easy to use tools and skills in their day-to-day work.
Training local teams in under-resourced communities results in retaining the obtained knowledge and skills within the community, instead of working with temporary volunteers that come and go.
What we do
We provide training to local schoolteams in (cultural sensitive) teaching techniques, trauma supportive teaching, education in emergencies and child protection for teachers.
Mental health training
We offer workshops and training to local professionals and role models for their professional development about mental health in any field. The trainings we provide focus on trauma-support, psychological first aid, prevention of child abuse and violence, suicide prevention and psycho-social support.
We help organizations and schools with implementing new interventions, or finetuning existing ones. The interventions we can help to set up are focused on coping with trauma (for kids), empowering (teenage) girls and preventing gender-based violence by creating a safe learning space for (teenage) boys. We also train aspiring mental health facilitators in working in the field of mental health and working with children and youth.
Consultation & advice
Is your school or organization struggling with challenges or difficulties? We can think alongside you, advise you, and develop tailor-made trainings and interventions with you to meet your (teams) needs.
Who do we train?
It is our main goal to equip local professionals and role models in under-resourced communities and (post)conflict areas, where they often don’t have easy access to education and training-facilities. Whether it’s a school team in a township or favela, a medical team working in a remote children’s hospital, aid workers working in a refugee camp or local social workers working in an orphanage; what all these people have in common is that they work with (traumatized) kids and youth-at risk. We would like to empower these local heroes with practical skills, tools and know-how, so they can meet the needs and offer the right support to the kids and youth they work with.
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