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Equipping humanitarians with tools for human rights-based interventions


  • E-learning
  • Animation
  • Multiple languages
  • Story/scenario driven

Walkgrove created a comprehensive and practical course for international charity workers on child rights and their important role in humanitarian programming.

The training need

The international charity Save the Children wanted to strengthen their use of human rights and child rights approaches in development and humanitarian work and ensure that Child Rights Programming (CRP) was used more systematically by all member organisations.

Save the Children’s existing promotion of CRP was patchy and the charity wanted an organisation-wide e-learning module on the topic that would be accessible for everyone. The e-learning needed to improve awareness and understanding amongst all Save the Children programme staff about the principles of CRP and how to apply it throughout their work.

Our bespoke learning solution

Walkgrove created a comprehensive introduction to Child Rights Programming for Save the Children learners. Across 2.5 hours of bespoke e-learning, the course introduces learners to the concept of children’s rights and how they can be realised through CRP. An engaging case study module demonstrates the benefits of using CRP in a variety of organisational contexts. The course also acknowledges the challenges of applying the approach, proposes possible solutions and signposts to further information. A final module encourages learners to reflect on their own organisation and to what extent it applies a rights-based approach across its work, including areas such as human resources, administration and finance.

To maximise learner engagement, the custom e-learning course is designed in a bright and visually interesting way, with clear text-based information supplemented by a contemporary mix of photography, illustration, animation and iconography. Questions and interactivity are used frequently to encourage learners to reflect on the benefits and application of CRP.

Positive photography of child beneficiaries helps to maintain learner focus on the real-life importance of the CRP approach, while an illustrated on-screen mentor is a relatable “staff member” who presents contextual information and advice.

In order to maximise application of knowledge and skills, the e-learning focuses on explaining CRP through interactive work-based scenarios. In the practical module, learners are asked to use a child rights lens to analyse five of a possible 12 situations reflecting different contexts in which a CRP approach could be applied.

The course was also translated into French, Spanish and Arabic, helping to ensure global accessibility.