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International Child Development Initiatives
International Child Development Initiatives is small and extensive, international and local, academic and practical. We are pledged to improve the lives of boys and girls all over the world and we believe that families and communities are key to realising that promise. Working with partners from Nepal to Nicaragua we use local knowledge, international funding, expertise and friendship to strengthen our work. By detecting new social trends we pinpoint areas of need and create tailor-made strategies to inspire change. Our objectives are to develop talent and build independence; to give children and young people the confidence to speak out, and their communities the skills to listen and help. With honesty and good humour we are relentlessly ambitious for the people we work with. And like the family we believe ourselves to be, we are loyal, loving and sometimes challenging.
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05-09-2014 Op zoek naar een interessante gastspreker? ICDI geeft een serie voorlichtingen over dak- en thuisloosheid onder jongeren in Nederland. Als onderdeel van het Europese project ‘Children Rough Sleepers’ geven wij in de maanden september, oktober, en november van dit jaar een serie voorlichtingen op scholen, verenigingen, sportclubs, buurthuizen, etc. verspreid door Nederland. De voorlichting is ontwikkeld en wordt gegeven door dak- en thuisloze jongeren zelf, wat het tot een aansprekend, persoonlijk verhaal maakt.
29-08-2014 Kinderpostzegels has published online a manual for setting up and running Nest Centers: innovative after-school centers for children from multi-problem families. The manual is a result of collaboration between ICDI and Kinderpostzegels and ICDI's Mathijs Euwema was one of the leading authors. Read more...
Register Now for the Together Old and Young Conference - 28 October 2014, Leiden
26-08-2014 On 28th October ICDI will be hosting the International TOY Conference: ‘Senior Citizens and Young Children Building Age-Friendly Communities in Europe’, which will take place in the Child Rights Home, Leiden. The conference will provide an opportunity to present the experiences and learning arising from the TOY Project and will focus on looking toward sustainability and new opportunities to promote intergenerational contact across Europe. Representatives from all partner countries will attend alongside guest practitioners, policy and community volunteers. The conference will be chaired by Dr. Elly Singer, senior researcher at University of Utrecht. It will include keynote addresses from Dr. Elena Luppi, University of Bologna, Italy; Mafalda Leal, Eurochild, Brussels and Anne-Sophie Parent, AGE Platform, Brussels. There will also be a panel discussion with facilitators and promoters of intergenerational practice involving young children and older people from Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to participate in interactive workshops. The conference closes with a reception hosted by Leiden City Council in the nearby historic Leiden Town Hall. The TOY Conference is of interest to anyone who is already involved in intergenerational work, as a practitioner, volunteer, researcher, policy maker, or who would like to know more! Click here for conference programme: http://www.toyproject.net/#!toy-conference/cxp8 We advise you to register early as spaces are limited. Closing date for registration is 15th October. Read more...

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