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From 3 to 4 December 2018, ISS provided a training session on best practices in alternative care to a team of social workers from ISS Network Member, Himaya.
The training was in response to a need to upskill social workers, specifically on foster care and kinship care, in light of a pilot program that will be launched over 2019 that will see Himaya supporting foster and kinship placements in a country that is otherwise heavily reliant on residential care.
Participants of the training also included child protection workers from UNICEF and Save the Children, the latter having partnered with Himaya on this project. One participant noted that the training gave her a 'deep idea about the alternative care system', and another that this was 'the first step' towards moving away from residential care.