Methods

Youth participation

Cooperation makes you strong

Unleashing youth potential

Young people are the decision-makers of tomorrow. Yet in relation to development cooperations, their creativity and energy has long been overlooked. To achieve long-term change, it is important to involve all members of the community – including young people.

How we use youth participation

Psychological and social support

Young men painting

Psychological and social support for overcoming trauma

Poverty, violence and disease are psychological burdens that can traumatise people. Psychological and social assistance can help them come to terms with these situations and take control of their lives. This applies to children and youth who have lost their parents as a result of HIV/Aids, for example.

More about psychological and social support

Solution-focused approach – SFA

A young woman from Mozambique weaves reeds

Finding personal strengths and building on them step by step

terre des hommes schweiz  uses a solution-focused approach (SFA) in its work with partner organisations and the people involved in its projects. But what does ‘solution-focused’ actually mean?

What makes solution-focused work so successful?