Kenya’s National Positive Parenting Programme Shares Promising Scale Approach

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Kenya’s National Positive Parenting Programme Shares Promising Scale Approach

February 12, 2024 – The Government of Kenya hosted a side event during the 62nd session of the Commission for Social Development to demonstrate its social protection initiatives among local counties and to foster sharing of insights and good practices with member states. Representatives from Ghana and Zambia also attended to present their respective county […]

Cultures Vary and Evolve—So Do Parenting Practices

On October 14th, 2021, Jenifer Fernanda Menendez Martinez (11 years old) dances for her parents Samuel Menendez Rivera (45 years old ) and Iris Martinez Marroquin (43 pars old)in the park in front of her house in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

Parenting across cultures varies and is influenced by general beliefs, practices, and values about parenting, children, and life, as well as by social and environmental changes and shifts. Cultural approaches are typically grouped around the western-rooted philosophy of collectivism versus individualism. This is an attempt to classify, compare, and connect clusters of values that exist within and across cultural groups. […]

Exploring Diverse Parenting Practices: Q and A with the Fairstart Foundation

Mother and daughter kissing, Kenya copyright TheFairstart Foundation

Mother and daughter kissing, Kenya copyright © TheFairstart Foundation February 21, 2024, is International Mother Language Day, underscoring the role of languages in promoting inclusion and achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Niels Peter Rygaard, CEO of the Fairstart Foundation, based in Aarhus, Denmark, spoke to the Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) about the Foundation’s model […]

GISP Newsletter, January 2024

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | GISP Newsletter, January 2024

The January 2024 issue shares GISP updates, 2023 Highlights, Country Updates, resources on parent and caregiver support ,evidence and more.

The Power of Play: How Parents and Caregivers Can Foster Holistic Learning

Students chanting "Bharat Mata ki Jai" (reverence to the Mother land of India) during morning assembly at Middle School Keoti Balak. Teachers at the school deliver CorStone's Youth First program, an integrated emotional resilience and health curriculum for grades 6 to 8. Youth First is a unique intervention that helps children build their resiliency, improve self-efficacy, and develop social-emotional intelligence; this work prepares them for additional programs in adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Research indicates that sStudents in the Youth First program have higher levels of social, emotional, educational, and mental well-being.

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela The International Day of Education, which is an annual event celebrated on January 24, recognizes that education is a human right, a public good, and a public responsibility. This global day foregrounds the critical role of education in improving people’s […]

Special Olympics Brings Children with Disabilities to the Forefront

Karyn Tan - 2011_SO Bharat_Young Athletes demo_1

December 3, 2023 – On December 3 each year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is celebrated. This international day was established by the United Nations in 1992 “to promote an understanding of disability issues and to mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.”

Case study on Pakistan

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Case study on Pakistan

This case study explores the emergency parenting support response in Pakistan, providing results and impact, key parties and the story.