Plan International (2017) Child Friendly Spaces Providing Child Protection and Education in Conflict Settings: A Case Study from Timbuktu, Mali

This case study examines lessons learned from three child-friendly spaces established by Plan International in conflict-affected communities in Timbuktu (out of a total of eight spaces that reached 4,400 children in Plan International’s humanitarian response in Northern Mali). The findings emphasize the importance of establishing safe spaces at trusted, central places in the community to be able to reach out to the most vulnerable children including those out-of-school, and to maximize community engagement, ownership and sustainability of the activities.

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