Guidance note on "Makani" - 'My Space" approach



A Makani centre offers a comprehensive approach to service provision covering alternative education, skills building programmes and psychosocial support. Each Makani should have a community outreach component which is linked with the services being provided at the centre. Makani will act as a centre to refer boys and girls to other specialized services such as formal education and case management for CP and GBV. Makani supports the engagement of local networks of partners to facilitate best-in-class thinking, practices and applications necessary to enable and expedite systemic, sustainable change. 

The introduction of this comprehensive approach is based on the lessons learnt from child protection and education emergency response supported by UNICEF in Jordan in 2013 and 2014. The sector based interventions were expensive and poorly coordinated. In several cases, UNICEF had different agreements with the same partner, accentuating the silo (solo) approach that was used to deal with children’s needs. The Makani comprehensive approach offers well-coordinated and cost effective multi-sectorial services to vulnerable girls and boys in order for them to reach their full potential.

This guidance note outlines the comprehensive approach of Makani in order to reach a shared understanding of Makani - My Space comprehensive approach (“I am safe, I learn, I connect”), and to ensure that vulnerable girls, boys, young people, and women have safe access to quality services.

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