23 April 2024

Children and Youth Network – How to Involve Children and Youth in Your Work: Module 2: How to Use Participation Methods to Reach Young Voices

The Children and Youth Network will host the second module of its peer-learning journey on “How to Involve Children and Youth in Your Work” exploring “How to Use Participation Methods to Reach Young Voices” online on 23 April.

This module will explain how to use a variety of participation methods to reach a range of young peoples voices. The Head of Youth Voice, TNL Community Fund will go through a number of methods they have utilised to reach young people directly; as young advisors to peer researchers; to working in partnership with experts in the youth sector. The methods have mainly involved working with young people between ages 16-25, but are adaptable to a range of ages.

The peer-learning journey “How to Involve Children and Youth in Your Work” is a series of online webinars organised by Philea’s Children and Youth Network to take place throughout 2024. The aim is to advance youth inclusion in the work of foundations by providing concrete pathways and tools to implement. Following each module, foundations that are willing to transform their way of working with young people can benefit from input from organisations with specific expertise on a given topic.

“I may not know my rights, but you don’t know my life”. This quote by a 6-year-old from Pakistan opens the study “Children and Youth Participation in Philanthropy – Stories of Transformation”. We wish to respond to the increasing need to transform philanthropic practices and shift power dynamics by initiating a collaborative process with peer-learning on youth participation at its heart.

This is a series of modules, with the first module covering Youth Advisory Boards in February. The rest of the modules will take place: Module 3 – June, Module 4 – September, Module 5 – November.


Alice Forsman
Programme Manager – Thematic Collaborations