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Capacity Building Program

HRS provides technical support to specialized and non-specialized child protection NGOs to ensure they meet the minimum standards of child safeguarding and the required capacity to provide high-quality interventions. Our main goal is developing the capacity of partner organizations and local committees, in order for them to be able to safely identify and refer girls, boys and families that may be particularly at risk.

HRS has conducted over 350 trainings for 7,000 individuals, as well as NGOs and government staff, on the standards of child protection.

We have integrated safeguarding standards into more than 150 NGOs.

HRS’s safeguarding policy is now being applied in 378 schools within the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo.

2,700 parents received training by HRS on how to enhance the psychological health of their children.

31 local child protection committees were established by HRS to raise community-level child protection standards.

Training and coaching  

Over the past five years, HRS has developed, tested and reviewed its training methodology and content. We are specialized in providing four core training modules:

  • Child protection in emergency settings (basics in safeguarding and child protection)
  • Communication with children in wartime (psychological first aid)
  • Helping the helpers (self-care for frontline workers)
  • Identifying cases that require professional intervention and referring them to other service providers

Institutional Capacity Building

To ensure the mainstreaming of child protection into different sectors of the society, HRS has developed an approach to raise the standards of safeguarding of children for specialized and non-specialized NGOs, as well as other government structures. This approach includes:

  • Institutional capacity assessment
  • Policy revision and development
  • On-site training and coaching of key staff,
  • and ongoing monitoring and support.

HRS was successful in introducing a safeguarding policy that was applied in most schools in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo.

Community-based child protection committees

Individuals and members of society were empowered by HRS to raise the child protection standards in their communities. Their efforts are coordinated within a network we call Child Protection Committees.

Members of those committees include civil defense workers, local council members, health and education sector workers as well as parents.

HRS established 31 child protection committees. All committees are formed on a voluntary basis. Members of these committees meet on a regular basis to:

  • Address child protection concerns and identify trends within their communities.
  • Identify individual children who need help, and refer them to our case management teams.
  • Lead community-based consultations and awareness raising initiatives based on the technical support of HRS.

Capacity Building Program FAQ

Hurras Capacity Building program is designed to benefit both individuals and institutions. Anyone who is interested in developing their skills and knowledge on child protection issues may apply. Organizations and agencies may communicate with our network to apply for the training they need.

The trainings are free of charge for individuals. As for institutions, Hurras may provide the trainings free of charge or for a fee depending on the financial capacity of the institution.

Hurras regards raising awareness and familiarizing the community with the principles of child protection as its highest priority and considers training and empowerment as some of the most effective tools for this purpose.

No. Hurras does not pay trainees for attending workshops, and will only provide training supplies and stationery.

When you complete one of our training courses you will receive a certificate of completion given that you fulfill two conditions: 1- maintain an average attendance rate of no less than 80%, and 2- score at least 60% in the relevant exam.