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Ange

CESAO-PRB

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9 Oct 2018, 13:49

What is the process for setting up the Care Group approach?

Haoua

Nutritionniste

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9 Oct 2018, 14:57

Hello Anje
Consult this link, it is a manual designed for the implementation of the Care group approach

https://coregroup.org/wp-content/uploads/media-backup/documents/Resources/Tools/Care_Group_Manual_French.pdf

Gudrun Stallkamp

Welthungerhilfe (WHH)

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9 Oct 2018, 15:32

Hello Ange,

there is some more info also available via the website http://caregroupinfo.org/.

And the English version of the manual is available here: https://coregroup.org/wp-content/uploads/media-backup/documents/Resources/Tools/tops_care_group_training_manual_2014.pdf

Kindly note that the Care Group is just an intermediate step for reaching your ultimate project participants - you'd form so-called 'neighbour women groups' with those you'd like to reach ultimately, and then they choose a so-called care group volunteer/ CGV, who will join other CGVs and form with them the Care Group. Sorry, I know that wasn't part of your question but I've seen this being confused many times (including myself at the beginning), and it's a key thing to get right....

All the best, Gudrun

Elh.Hallarou Mahaman

Nutrition Consultant

Normal user

11 Oct 2018, 14:42

Hi Ange,
Please Read the instruction manuals of care groups set up and be aware of huge adaptations to make to important features of CG according to your project context. For ie:
- Organization of compounds/Households very different between traditional village and Post conflict reinstalled villages/ refugee camps featured in the intitial CG model.
- Various mix of technical package to deliver may require appropriate choice in CG volunteers profile to reach different targets ( PLW, adolescents)
We had similar discussion in this forum in 2015 on CG model set up for IYCF here.
I hope this could help.
Hallarou

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