Recognizing the importance of whole community participation in the respect, protection and fulfillment of children’s rights, Bahay Tuluyan is actively involved in providing training to communities about issues relating to children and children’s rights.
The primary focus of our community organizing is the Seeds of Change project. Seeds of Change aims to improve communities’ abilities to prevent violence and all forms of abuse and exploitation against children and to provide better responses when incidences of violence or abuse occur. Seeds of Change creates ‘Change Teams’ which work to improve the situation of children in their communities. These teams include some government representatives and local people. The teams, which involve both adult and youth stakeholders, are given training by Bahay Tuluyan and assistance to identify their own needs and concerns. These teams then design, plan and implement their own Change Projects to improve the situation of children in their communities.
Seeds of Change is part of our long term strategy, creating change not only with children themselves, but in partnership with children’s communities.