Children as Researchers in the Asylum Centre in Burgum

ICDI, together with the Dutch organisation Stichting De Vrolijkheid, gave the first of two training sessions to the Children’s Research Group in the asylum centre in Burgum, in the northern Netherland’s province of Friesland.

Six enthusiastic kids between the ages of 10 and 13, three girls and three boys, have learned how to formulate a (social) research question and which methods they can use to gather information and answers. Research with and by children recognises that children are experts on their lives and that their experiences and opinions are different to adults. It acknowledges children’s right to be heard and their views to be taken seriously. 

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