Building blocks in practice


By 2010, more than 25 million children are expected to have lost one or both parents to AIDS. Families and communities need support in caring for the rapidly growing numbers of orphans and vulnerable children. 

This publication was designed to help communities assess the situations and needs of their children and the available resources, and to identify what action they can take, using the “participatory learning in action” process. The tools were developed and tested through a five-day meeting in Kenya of NGOs/CBOs from Mozambique, Burkina Faso and Kenya and Alliance staff, hosted by KANCO

There are seven sets of tools, corresponding to the seven topics in the Building Blocks briefing notes: overview, education, health and nutrition, economic strengthening, psychosocial support, social inclusion, and older people as carers.