Projects

Protecting Our Children: Developing Tools that Make a Difference

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We’re excited about our newest publication, Protecting Our Children: How African Community Organizations Strengthen Child Protection Systems, available on our website. This forty-page resource resulted from a three year initiative involving eight of our grantee-partners in six African countries. Our collective goal was to strengthen communities and protect children from abuse.  The initiative was launched with a great deal of research, as we collected information from proposals, surveys, site visits, and group meetings. This information led to the development of tools to help [...]

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Protecting Our Children: What We Learned

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We recently published Protecting Our Children, a free eBook available on our website that chronicles a three year initiative with eight of our grantee partners working to improve child protection systems. We learned so much from this initiative about child protection and community-based organizations that we wanted to share insights and observations with you that we made along the way. Download Protecting Our Children at http://www.firelightfoundation.org/fund/protecting-our-children/ Lessons Learned about Child Protection Below are eight things we learned during this three-year initiative, working closely with eight organizations [...]

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Our New eBook: Protecting Our Children

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Download Protecting Our Children at http://www.firelightfoundation.org/fund/protecting-our-children/ Protecting Our Children, our new eBook, is now available on our website.  We are very excited about this latest publication which documents what we’ve learned through our collaboration with eight Firelight partners in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, Lesotho, Malawi, and Zambia. The eBook is a study of these eight organizations that we have teamed up with as part of an initiative that began in 2009. We wanted to know how African communities strengthen child protection [...]

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The Cradle Project San Francisco at Alter Space

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Work in progress. From the studio of Vanesa Gingold.   The Cradle Project San Francisco is showing in San Francisco April 17 to May 24th at Alter Space. We talked with Kevin Krueger to hear about his thoughts on The Cradle Project and the impact it’s had since opening a few weeks ago. Why did you choose to show The Cradle Project at Alter Space? There are a number of reasons that we are excited for the chance to work with Firelight on [...]

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A Community Lullaby for the Cradle Project

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A big thank you to Julia Chiapella, Director of the Young Writers Program for this blog post. Matching The Cradle Project with the Young Writers Program, in hindsight, was not only serendipitous but a pairing of efforts in support of young people: the one in Africa and the other here on the home turf. Julia Chiapella writing on the Community Lullaby Last Friday night the Museum of Art and History at 705 Front Street hosted the Poetry and Book Arts Festival. The [...]

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