In 2012, Baptist World Aid Australia facilitated a ‘Child Centred Community Development Learning Project’. This was supported by AusAID Innovations funding (AusAID is the Australian Government department that oversees aid and development).

This project focused on learning visits between implementing CCCD partners, allowing partner staff to be emerged for a short time in the day-to-day operation of a CCCD project in another country. Visiting different projects provided an excellent opportunity for partners to explore the skills and understanding built through the on-going implementation of all our CCCD projects.

The project played a vital role in providing an opportunity for Baptist World Aid and our implementing partners to share experiences, skills and knowledge. Since the project, changes have already been observed in the participating organisations. For example, after visiting projects in Cambodia and Philippines, our partner in Zambia (The Reformed Church of Zambia, Diaconia Department) have decided to introduce a saving component to their program.

Read the Report

The ‘Sharing Skills and Knowledge’ report provides examples and case studies of good practice in the implementation of our Child Centred Community Development projects from the different partners – to enable all current and future partners to share this knowledge.

Read the report online

Download a pdf of the report

Watch the Film

The ‘Children Driving Change’ film captures the voices of community members, in particularly Child Partners. Selected Child Partners were given video cameras to make a mini-film about the CCCD project. These films were created without adult input to allow the children to film the aspects of the project they were interested in and express things they wanted to include.

Click here to watch the film