The Mutual Learning Program is live! In co-creation with Wilde Ganzen, Transform Africa Alliance, Kanankil and Hope and Homes for Children, Family Power has developed a unique learning program. Are you or do you know an organization that provides family-strengthening and/or alternative care for vulnerable children and is interested in mutual transformation to high-quality family and community care? You are most welcome to participate in the pilot program starting September 2022!
'Mutual Learning believes in connecting care practitioners worldwide to inspire each other and mutually transform towards high quality family and community based care. We facilitate collaboration, dialogue and the exchange of experiences with an international community, via a digital platform and 6-month learning program.'
The Mutual Learning Program
The program provides a safe environment to share knowledge, practical experiences and challenges. Instead of a top-down approach, telling people what to do and how to do, the participants are invited to think together to shape ideas. The program works according to the philosophy of collaboration and dialogue. An important element of the program is the joint analysis of submitted cases by all participants.
It is in the best interest of the child to grow up in a loving family. Unfortunately, the number of children lacking this is enormous. They live in a residential institution, on the street or have a vulnerable home. We believe there are good alternatives for these children. However, realizing high quality family and community based care is not easy and it takes time. Within the Mutual Learning Program, we aim to take steps together towards an ideal situation of children growing up in a loving family.
Success of the T&IC program
The Mutual Learning Program is based on our experiences with the Training & Inter-Consultancy (T&IC) program. Over the past year, the T&IC program ran exclusively for the Family Power participants. The participants intensively exchanged experiences and knowledge on topics ranging from reintegration to preventive care and from inclusion to cooperation with the government. Read the experience of participant Poema:
“It is a privilege to come into contact with colleagues around the world, who share a common dream: that children live with their families and communities. It has been wonderful to learn how in each country, people and organizations have found very humane and creative ways to make this dream a reality.”
- Poema Carrión, DCF (Ecuador)
Feel free to join!
After the success of the T&IC program we are very happy to open the doors to a wider audience. The Mutual Learning pilot program will start in September 2022 and will accommodate 10 organizations. Are you interested in participating in our program? On July 7, July 20 and August 8 we host digital information meetings. Visit our website www.mutuallearningprogram.org for more information or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.