Growing up on the Streets: Knowledge Exchange Training Pack

Jacinta Bennett, Lorraine van Blerk, Sophie Bray-Watkins, Kate Bretherton, Shaibu Chitsiku, Selassy Gbeglo, Janine Hunter, Thomas d’Aquin Rubambura, Patrick Shanahan, Wayne Shand

Research output: Other contribution

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This training pack has been developed through a knowledge exchange programme as part of the Growing up on the Streets research project and is a collaboration between the University of Dundee, StreetInvest and other partners. It is funded by The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

In the context of Growing up on the Streets, ‘knowledge exchange’ aims to prepare street children and youth to recognise the value of their own experiences and the importance of their position as experts in their own lives, with the ability to act as spokespeople for themselves and their peers. By developing skills to collate this collective experience and share it with others – including policy makers, service providers and other stakeholders – the aim is for street children and youth to be more directly involved in informing and shaping the decisions which affect their lives.

This is an open source training pack which we hope will benefit street children and youth around the world; it is free to download and use with the appropriate attribution. However, please note that the pack is intended to be used by those who already have expertise in training and working with street children and youth. We invite any organisation requiring help or support in using this material to contact StreetInvest at the address below.

Further information about Growing up on the Streets, including briefing papers outlining the project’s research principles and methodology, can be found at:
Original languageEnglish
TypeTraining pack
Media of outputStreetInvest website
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

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  • Research Output

    • 1 Commissioned report
    • 1 Other contribution

    Africa Consultation Report for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s General Comment on Children in Street Situations

    Turgut, N., van Blerk, L., Shand, W., Shanahan, P., Hunter, J., Gbeglo, S., d’Aquin Rubambura, T. & Chitsiku, S., 2016, University of Dundee. 29 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
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    Methodology: Longitudinal, Participatory Research with Street Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa

    van Blerk, L., Shand, W. & Shanahan, P., Mar 2014, 4 p. StreetInvest.

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access
  • 14 Downloads (Pure)


    2017 Stephen Fry Awards Public: Engagement Project of the Year

    van Blerk, Lorraine (Recipient), Wayne Shand (Recipient) & Hunter, Janine (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Cite this

    Bennett, J., van Blerk, L., Bray-Watkins, S., Bretherton, K., Chitsiku, S., Gbeglo, S., Hunter, J., Rubambura, T. DA., Shanahan, P., & Shand, W. (2016, Jan). Growing up on the Streets: Knowledge Exchange Training Pack. StreetInvest.