Community Perceptions of Children's Well-being
Understanding and achieving "Child Well-being"
The Service Effectiveness and Efficiency for Vulnerable Children and Adolescents in Zambia (SEEVCA) programme aims to strengthen child and family welfare services in the provinces of Copperbelt and Lusaka.
In order to support the work of the SEEVCA programme, a study researching the lived experiences of vulnerable children, adolescents and their caregivers was carried out to ensure interventions are built on a solid understanding of the situation in Zambia.
The study was guided by two central research questions:
• What do girls and boys, their parents or other caregivers and other
community members in the research sites understand by “child well-being”?
• How do girls and boys, their parents or other caregivers and other
community members in the research sites perceive that “child well-being”
can be achieved?
The study was undertaken in 2018 by two research organizations, Child Frontiers1 and RuralNet Associates,2 in consultation with members of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the SEEVCA programme. The TAC consists of representatives from the Zambian Government, The United Nations Children's Agency (UNICEF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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