Child to child approach

The Child-to Child Approach refers to a style of child empowerment where children are active participants in their own development and the development of other children. This approach is based on the belief that children, from whatever circumstances, are capable of helping themselves. The approach assumes that children will gain more from their development if they are active participants in the development process rather than passive recipients. Consequently, Child Support Tanzania programs employing the Child-to-Child Approach aim to empower children with skills, knowledge and attitude to enhance not only them but to give them the ability to reach out to other children. Children with and without disability who have acquired the appropriate skills, knowledge and attitude though various training programs are then able to share those assets with other children, in a variety of setting. Child Support Tanzania uses the Child-to-Child approach in many of its programs and incorporates child participation into many aspects of the inclusive education.