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Kinship Care Album: Researching Kinship Care in West and Central Africa

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Save the Children

This Album on Kinship Care is a compilation of albums from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Niger, Nigeria and Sierra Leone made by children and young people who were part of a Kinship Care research initiative undertaken by Save the Children in West and Central Africa, 2012 – 2013.

Children actively and directly participated as researchers, documenters and advocates and were involved in analysis, documentation and action planning on the lives of children living in kinship care – the positive and negative aspects of living with kin caregivers and the factors and practices that strengthen or undermine children’s care, protection and participation within families and communities.

These albums showcase one example of the way in which child led documentation was a central tenet of this participatory research process, enabling children to communicate their perspectives and their messages to their communities and at national level. Bringing together contributions from the national albums into one regional Kinship Care album provides a platform for these same voices to be heard at regional and global levels.


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