Tools & Resources

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Bantwana Tools

The following tools are available for download from the Bantwana website.

Protecting Ourselves and Each Other: A Child Rights & Protection Resource

Thumnail Image: Protecting Ourselves and Each OtherThe workbook was created for and by children to help them understand their rights and responsibilities, and to discuss ways to respond to violations or abuses of their rights. The resource contains a supplemental section on community mobilization for youth and adults. This tool can also be used by child rights clubs, teachers, caregivers, and other organizations that work to strengthen community child protection services. Under the Western Uganda Bantwana Program (WUBP), district government and NGO stakeholders met and planned the contents of the booklet with Bantwana staff, selecting issues of greatest concern for children in Western Uganda. Children from WUBP child protection clubs then contributed stories, essays, poems, and artwork around these issues. (Bantwana and FXB, 2010)

To download a copy of this tool, please complete the Request Form.

Bantwana Child Profiling Tool

Thumnail Image: Child Profiling ToolThis comprehensive profiling tool was developed, tested, and utilized in the Bantwana Schools Integrated Program in Swaziland to assess comprehensive OVC program impact at the level of the child. This tool covers various domains of well-being, behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes, as well as socio-demographic factors and the relationships between them. Bantwana designed this user-friendly tool to be adaptable and culturally and contextually specific. Results from child profiling exercises are used not only to measure but also to refine ongoing program interventions to improve program quality and impact. (Bantwana, 2008)

To download a copy of this tool, please complete the Request Form.

Providing Comprehensive OVC Care in Resource Limited Settings

Providing Comprehensive Care in Resource Limited SettingsThis capacity assessment tool is designed for NGOs and CBOs who are working to provide a comprehensive package of services to OVC and their households. Its user-friendly, field-tested and adaptable format allows for organizations to be assessed or to self-assess by measuring capacity and progress across a range of technical, financial, and organizational domains. This tool is especially useful to smaller organizations, particularly those working directly in communities at the household level. (Bantwana, 2007)

To download a copy of this tool, please complete the Request Form.

Psychosocial Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: An Introduction for Outreach Workers

Thumnail Image: Child Profiling ToolThis illustrated introduction to psychosocial support (PSS) includes definitions and an overview of key issues regarding PSS for OVC. Some of the topics included are: general information on child rights, identification of children in need of support, some challenges facing OVC, resilience and coping mechanisms, and aspects of care and support for children and caregivers. (Bantwana, 2007)

To download a copy of this tool, please complete the Request Form.


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Other Resources

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

It addresses the legal and social status of children, who, on the one hand lack the full autonomy of adults but, on the other, are subjects of rights. Paragraph 1 assures, to every child capable of forming his or her own views, the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with age and maturity. Paragraph 2 states, in particular, that the child shall be afforded the right to be heard in any judicial or administrative proceedings affecting him or her. (United Nations, 2009)

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Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in Child Friendly Language

Thumnail Image: Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in Child Friendly LanguageThe Child Friendly CRC is a resource for children to use to better understand the language of the CRC and how the articles of the Convention apply to their lives.

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African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

The Children's Charter is a comprehensive instrument that sets out rights and defines universal principles and norms for the status of children.

Download African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

Child Status Index Manual

Thumnail Image: Child Status Index ManualA Tool for Assessing the Well-Being of Orphans and Vulnerable Children. Funded by USAID and developed by the Measure Evaluation project.

Download Child Status Index Manual


Child Status Index Made Easy

Thumnail Image: Child Status Index Made EasyA simplified tool designed for community based organizations on Assessing the Well-Being of Orphans and Vulnerable Children. Funded by USAID and developed by the Measure Evaluation project

Download Child Status Index Made Easy

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