Our local partner organizations in Southern Africa are doing valuable and visionary work on the ground each/every day. There is so much we can learn from them. But documentation about their innovative approaches is lacking. In a series of Partner Papers, we made the effort to collect knowledge among our local partners and to bring it into one document. We thank our partners for their contribution and their willingness to share.

Partner Paper on Children's Councils Edition 1

This first edition is covering the astonishing experiences and lessons learnt of children’s councils in Africa. Our programmes have shown that the involvement of children in the governance of their schools can have a significant impact on quality of education. We hope the Partner Paper might inspire you to scale children’s councils in another context. For any feedback we are most grateful.

Partner Paper No1 on Children's Councils

Partner Paper on School Feeding Edition 2

This edition of our Partner Papers is covering the experiences and lessons learnt of community driven school feeding in Africa. This paper, which shows how sustainability and self-responsibility can be achieved in one of the poorest areas of the world. We would like to thank Camfed to share this important experience with us.

Partner Paper No2 on School Feeding

Partner Paper on IGAs Edition 3

The third edition of our Partner Paper series focuses on the importance of Income Generating Activities (IGAs). Our partners share their experiences and give useful advice on how to set up or maintain an IGA project. The paper is thus useful for all organizations that consider including IGAs as part of their programmes.

Partner Paper No3 on IGAs

Partner Paper on making ECD learning material Edition 4

How to achieve that ECD centers in neglected and disadvantaged areas can provide stimulating learning material for the children? By making the toys themselves! Our partner READ Educational Trust has produced this inspiring manual on making toys which will give you a very practical guidance. Please try it out and share it with others.

Partner Paper on making ECD material VOLUME I

Partner Paper on making ECD learning material VOLUME II

Short Course on Child-Friendly Methodologies Edition 5

This edition focuses on a short course on child-friendly teaching. The document serves as a participant's manual and at the same time as a trainer's guide. It is based on the experience and wisdom of our Southern African Partner organizations. Each chapter presents activities that build up one's knowledge and skills progressively, step by step.

Partner Paper No5 on how to use the Short Course on Child-Friendly Teaching