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Graduation Approach for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Putting Together the Pieces - Training Materials (Facilitator's Guide, Participant Workbook, Slide Deck)

This post highlights the Facilitator's Guide, Side Deck and Participant Workbook from The Graduation Approach: Putting Together the Pieces training builds capacity for participants who work in vulnerable children programming, and who may have little prior experience in graduation approach programming.

Through the support of FHI360’s ASPIRES project, Grameen Foundation designed this training to support USAID staff and implementing partners in the design of graduation approach programming benefitting vulnerable children.

The Graduation Approach: Putting Together the Pieces training builds capacity for participants who work in vulnerable children programming, and who may have little prior experience in graduation approach programming. The activities in the training enable participants to achieve their Graduation Approach objectives by:

  • Supporting governments and other donors in establishing and managing programs as part of a graduated and interlinking economic strengthening and/or social protection framework.
  • Ensuring strong linkages with consumption support programs, livelihood provisioning, financial inclusion programs, technical skills training, and life-skills coaching.
  • Verifying that interventions are designed and implemented with explicit linkages to HIV clinical services.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the entire Graduation Approach program.

The Graduation Approach: Putting Together the Pieces training focuses on graduation approaches that integrate interventions to reduce beneficiaries’ vulnerabilities rather than specifically—or exclusively—transition beneficiaries off of program services.

The training covers such topics such as:

  • Planning and overseeing common component of graduation approach programming, including consumption support, asset transfer, livelihoods and enterprise development, savings and financial services and health and additional services.
  •  Preparing for program exits and managing risks of program beneficiaries slipping back.
  • Monitoring at the individual, household and program levels.