Training on Resilience Building for Children with Disabilities

Thursday 12 April 2018

Inclusive Care and Protection (ICP) project of Child Rights Governance (CRG) and Child Protection (CP) sector organised a 5-day long training for the trainers of ‘Child Resilience Building for Children with Disabilities and their Parents/Caregivers’ in Bangladesh. Twenty-five participants from Child Protection (CP), Child Rights Governance (CRG) and Education sector of Save the Children in Bangladesh and implementing partner organizations of ICP project attended the training. Laila Khondkar, Director- CRG and CP inaugurated the programme on 24 February. Sita Michael Bormann, Senior Child Protection Advisor, Save the Children Denmark facilitated the training which ended on 28 February.

This training was conducted following the recently revised resilience module for children with disabilities with the technical guidance of Save the Children Denmark. This module contains ten workshops for children with disabilities and four workshops for parents/caregivers. Child rights, child abuse & violence, body boundary, good & bad touch, sexual abuse, grooming & perpetrator, normal reaction to abnormal events, self-esteem & confidence building, how to support children with disabilities, care for the caregivers were the main themes covered in the training. This training also included a session on monitoring and evaluation system and the rollout mechanism of the child resilience program.

Content specific flash cards, posters, storybooks etc. were also introduced with the participants as supplementary materials to be used for conducting training for children with disabilities. Main purpose of supplementary materials is to communicate properly with the children with hearing impairment or visual impairment as well as to make the training more interesting to the children.

After the training, a participant, Md. Raihanul Islam, Project Coordinator, Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation remarked, “I believe this training will develop self-esteem and confidence of children with disabilities and increase the capacity of parents/caregivers to understand the needs of the children and support them in a positive manner.’