The purpose of this guide is to help organizations involved in community programs to develop and use the Stories Without An Ending (SWE) approach. This adult education tool can be used to actively engage community groups in discussion of issues of priority concern to them and/or to development programs and to catalyze discussion of those ideas in the wider community. The generic SWE methodology can be used to address a variety of issues dealing with maternal and child health and nutrition, as well as other questions related to early childhood development, adolescent health and well-being, and child protection.
Focus on Families and Culture Guide
A guide for conducting a participatory assessment on material and child nutrition.
The Focus on Families and Culture (FFC) guide from GMP provides a holistic framework for conducting a MCHN assessment. It includes a step-by-step process to effectively identify key priority groups for interventions by exploring household roles and influence. Click here to access the FFC resource page, where you can download the guide as well as additional tools that are referenced in the guide.
Involving grandmothers to promote child nutrition, health and development: A guide for programme planners and managers
This guide, developed by GMP with support from World Vision Canada, assists staff of NGO and government programs to incorporate a grandmother-inclusive approach to address child nutrition/health and development. This approach makes community programs more culturally relevant, increases community engagement and contributes to increasing results of programs that impact children. Download the guide
Girls and Grandmothers Hand-in-Hand
Lessons learned from the “Girls Holistic Development” project to eliminate early and forced marriage, teenage pregnancy and female genital mutilation, implemented by World Vision Senegal with technical support from Grandmother Project
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Dialogue communautaire et culture: appuyer les jeunes filles pour un avenir meilleurs
French version of the “Girls Holistic Development” project’ lessons learned report.
Le rôle des Grand-Mères dans la Société Africaine
“The Role of Grandmother in the African Society”. First booklet produced by Grandmother Project to promote positive traditional values in schools and increase intergenerational dialogue, focusing on the role of grandmothers in African societies.
Les Contes Africains pour les enfants d’aujourd’hui
“African Stories for Today’s Children”. Second booklet produced by Grandmother Project to promote positive traditional values in schools and increase intergenerational dialogue: a collection of stories that grandmothers used to tell children to educate them. Produced in collaboration with District Office for National Education (IDEN) of Velingara (Senegal) and funded by the Embassy of the Netherlands.
Les Valeurs Africains pour les enfants d’aujourd’hui
“African Values for Today’s Children”. Third booklet produced by Grandmother Project to promote positive traditional values in schools and increase intergenerational dialogue. Produced in collaboration with the District Office for National Education (IDEN) of Velingara, and funded by the Foundation Gianturco.