Children's participation remains a priority in the context of COVID-19 despite the challenges and a lot of initiatives are already happening.
This guide presents tips and tools to start engaging with children and to foster children's leadership.
Examples of child-led and child-centric initiatives that have emerged as the COVID-19 has spread around the world are presented.
The full guide, as well as the 5 individual modules are available below. You'll also find on this page the links to a companion DropBox folder, a complete bibliography and a 'Spotlight series' featuring some videos.
A webinar presenting the Guide is also available.
Spotlight Series: Children as Leaders and Partners in COVID-19
The 'Spotlight Series: Children as Leaders and Partners in COVID-19' is made of short videos that shine a light on creative examples of child-led initiatives during COVID-19. (All videos are available with English, Arabic, French, and Spanish captions)
The first video spotlights Zaina, a 16-year-old teen from Gaza who designed a phone application on her own. She provides us with reflections about how organizations could partner with young leaders like herself.
The second video highlights Artolution Colombia's work centering child participation in their programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. with local teaching artists and young community leaders leading creative virtual projects where children across different countries can connect.