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Used terminology

Used terms
In the country output tables

Skills enhancement

Direct services or activities targeting groups and individual children, young people and adults to enhance life skills, social skills, livelihood skills and vocational skills. These skills are essential to fulfil and claim children’s rights enhancing psychosocial well being.

Awareness raising and sensitization

Activities that aim to change beliefs, intentions, attitudes and harmful norms and practices in communities and within society as a whole.


Mobilising local and national government officials and other key stakeholders. These activities aim to influence the development, implementation and monitoring of laws and policies at local, national and international levels, upholding children’s rights and enhancing their psychosocial well-being.

Capacity building

Direct services such as training and coaching on the job, aiming to strengthen (para-)professionals including teachers and social workers, the staff of (local) organisations, and members of community groups, youth and children’s clubs.

Capacity building of partners

Activities strengthening the staff of War Child partners: all parties with whom War Child has a formal agreement and who implement (parts of) the program.

IDEAL methodology:  a theme-based creative life skill training for various target groups:


In a series of workshops children and youth’s life skills are stimulated and their psychosocial well-being strengthened. It consists of a series of modules about emotions, conflict and peace, relations with peers and adults, and the future.

Parents DEAL

Parents groups run parallel to the I DEAL groups and are for caregivers of I DEAL participants. The parents participate in separate groups in which they discuss themes such as child development, parent-child relations, friendship, and conflict resolution.


This method addresses topics that are of particular concern or interest to an older age group (adolescents and young adults), such as gender relations, rights and responsibilities and leadership skills.


This method focuses on topics particularly relevant to girls and young mothers, such as parenting skills, child development, but also relations with peers and men.

Life skills

Abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life (such as communication, interaction, dealing with emotions).

Livelihood skills

Essential skills for young people to create a means of economic support or subsistence (such as vocational training, literacy and numeracy classes or use of ICT).

Other terms


Country representatives and local managers


Medefinancieringsstelsel II is the grant framework for Dutch civil society organisations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects.

Planned vs. Actual

This figure shows the percentage of the planned number of children, young people and adults that were actually reached (actively involved).