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This manual was designed for those who wish to support and work with orphans and vulnerable children using the Child-to-Child approach. The Child-to-Child approach encourages children and young people to play an active role in the promotion of their own well-being as well as that of other children, their families and their communities. In addition, this approach allows children to increase their skills, confidence, self-esteem and to work together increasing their feelings of solidarity with the other children in the group. In turn, this increases their resilience or ability to deal with the difficulties in their lives.
In this manual, we discuss the needs of vulnerable children which are frequently not met. In fact, vulnerable children have the same needs as other children, but they are more likely to not have those needs met, and as a result take risks in trying to meet them themselves. This can make them even more vulnerable, and even put their future at risk.