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Breaking through the clouds: A Participatory Action Research (PAR) Project with Migrant Children and Youth Along the Borders of China, Myanmar and Thailand

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Save the Children

This report describes the processes and findings of Participatory Action Research with migrant children and youth on the borders of China, Myanmar and Thailand. It discusses participatory methods of doing research with children, including many practical and ethical issues involved in working with young migrants. It also examines some of the pilot interventions and activities undertaken by Save the Children together with young migrants, including those geared toward strengthening social structures, awareness raising, capacity building, life skills development, provision of outreach services and networking and advocacy. The report then reviews benefits and challenges of a participatory approach to working with children, and makes specific recommendations to other organizations interested in pursuing participatory work with young migrant populations

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