CHILDREN'S COMMUNITY PROJECTS

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					   Children’s
Community Projects
       Jody Collinge
    Global CHE Network
      Children and the community
     What is happening here?




Source: Child-to-Child.
2005.
          Describe the steps of the
               Project Cycle.
Steps:
1. Choose a problem
2. Find out more.
3. Discuss and plan
   action
4. Take action
5. Evaluate
6. Do it better.
Step 1: Choose a problem
   Needs Assessment Tools for Children
        Community theater
        Dream trees (Problem tree/ Solution tree)
        Transect walks
        Ranking
        Mapping
        Mapping the future
        Daily activities chart
        Songs
        Focus groups
        “Look and listen” observation of the community
   Small group activity:
        Using the handout Needs Assessment Tools, pick one
         assessment tool and get ready to demonstrate it to the group.
            Step 2: Find out more
    Take a short survey.


Children can
also do KAP
surveys:
•Knowledge
•Attitude
•Practice
    Step 3: Planning for Action
Basic Questions for Developing Action Plans
   What problem or issue are we working on? Be specific.
   What did we find out from our community mapping about
    this problem?
   What did we find out from our survey about this problem?
   What did we observe in the community?
   What can each one of us do in our homes or with our
    neighbors?
   What can we do as a group in the community?
   Whose help or support do we need?
   When should we do these activities?
   How will we know if we made any difference?
         Step 4: Take action.
What are some projects that children can do?
                           Working on a clean-up
                            campaign.
                           Building a small
                            playground.
                           Planting, weeding, and
                            harvesting a community
                            garden.
                           Recycling soda bottles.
                           Making Tippy Taps for
                            hand washing.
                           Making SODIS bottles to
                            purify water.
                           Other ideas:
                  Using Drama for
                Community Teaching
   INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHILDREN
       What conflict or problem are you presenting? Be specific.
       What specific message do you want to give?
       Keep the drama short and clear.
       Make the message clear.
       Keep it interesting by presenting a conflict or problem.
       If the story is long, divide it into shorter scenes.
       Present only one problem or issue.
       When you present a problem, do not give the solution. Let the audience work it out.
       Before you give the drama, talk about each character. What is he or she like?
       Practice before you give the drama.
       In order to sound natural, the children should learn their parts by listening, not by
        reading.
       Use simple costumes and props.
       Face the audience.
       Speak loudly and clearly.
       Be expressive!
   Divide into small groups. Present a short drama about a
    community issue.
                  Step 5. Evaluate
      What is monitoring? What is evaluation?
    Monitoring and evaluation games for children:

   Builder                   Divide into small groups.
   Graffiti                  Using Monitoring and
   Mapping                    Evaluation Tools for
                               Children, demonstrate
   Role Plays                 one of the tools.
   Head, heart, feet         How would this help the
   Circles of knowledge       children evaluate their
   Moving circles             project?
           Step 6: Do it better
   How has the Project
    Cycle drawing been
    helpful?
   What skills have the
    children learned from
    doing their project?
   What could they do
    better next time?
                     References
   Child-to-Child Trust. Brochure. Available from: http://www.child-
    to-child.org/about/pdfs/C2C-Brochure.pdf
   Child –to-Child Trust: Children changing their lives. 2009. Available
    from: http://www.child-to-child.org/
   Gibbs, S., G. Mann, and N. Mathers. 2002. Child-to-Child: A
    Practical Guide. Available from: http://www.child-to-
    child.org/guide/guide.pdf
   Global CHE Network. Monitoring and evaluation tools for children.
   Global CHE Network. Needs assessment tools for children.

				
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