WHDL - 00010236
WHDL - 00010236
This study seeks to analyze the implementation of the TEACH- St Bernard Child Development Project's holistic development program and understand its effectiveness from the perspective of select sponsored children under its care. This process of knowing the perspective of the selected sponsored children has been done using Tearfund's Child Development Framework for Good Practice. This framework is composed of eight significant principles which era used for analyzing "good practice when looking at any program working with children, including evangelistic and discipleship programs" (Glenn Miles and Paul Stephenson, 21). This study looks at four of these principles which are most relevant in the context TEACH-St. Bernard Child Development Project and in accordance to the mission of the project which is to "help children achieve their God-given potentials and live better lives, become productive, positive influences in their communities and to grow as healthy adults." The four principles discussed in this research speak about building relationships, parental responsibilities, identifying needs and priorities, and lastly, children's participation. --Children under this project indicated satisfaction in terms of how relationships are establishing in and through the project and seemed to understand their responsibilities towards the project, but when asked about their parents and their project staff's responsibilities, the children could not state any particular answer. Researcher data showed important findings regarding how the project facilitates the identification of the children's needs and priorities. Although the project is able to plan for developmental activities with regards to this matter, the interviews showed that children need more intentional developmental activities in trying to identify their needs and priorities. --Lastly, this study looks at the child's participation. Significant information revealed that children do not have a concrete avenue to share their thoughts and ideas especially in both the development and implementation of the developmental activities. --To be holistic in indeed not an easy task for those who are into this challenging enterprise as one seeks to address relevant issues that the children of today are facing. With this, the opportunity of being agents of development in the lives of these children is also possible. This study seeks a deeper understating of this meaningful task from the perspective of those for whom it matters the most, the children themselves.
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This collection contains the theses in fulfillment of the degree of Master of Arts in Religious Education at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary.