Child-to-Child educators share methodology with Oxfam

Posted on: December 21, 2011 Posted by: Kaia Smith Comments: 0

Child-to-Child educators share methodology with Oxfam

by Stephanie Boegeman

Oxfam training in Kratie
Photo Credit: Mrs Khouth Sochampawatd

Earlier this year, Oxfam Australia reached out to PEPY’s Child-to-Child (CtC) team for training in the Child-to-Child methodology. We were incredibly honored to work with Oxfam to prioritize the creation of Child Friendly Learning Spaces in Cambodia.

Training participants were local government teachers and Provincial Education Department Officers who work in schools in Kratie and Takeo Provinces. Their intention is to use CtC methods to tackle a Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) program with a new approach in order to improve program impact. PEPY staff offered three, three-day trainings over the summer, serving 52 program participants.

The training focused on developing facilitation skills to complement the extensive experience the participants have in teaching. Topics included the Child-to-Child concept and methodology, active learning, facilitation of activities which empower children, and assessment of needs in a community. The events were organized and conducted by PEPY’s Community Development Program Manager, Mrs Khouth Sochampawatd, Community Development Officer, Mr Hem Saly, and Child-to-Child Facilitator, Miss Chok Srey Mao.

This collaboration highlights PEPY’s commitment to partnering with other community-based projects across Cambodia to share best practices. We look forward to working with and learning from other organizations in 2012.