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DCHI supports collaborative initiative ‘TeamUp’ with global scaling Strategy

DCHI supports collaborative initiative ‘TeamUp’ with global scaling Strategy

Collaboration – March 9th, 2020

TeamUp is an intervention developed by Save the Children, UNICEF and War Child to meet the urgent psychosocial needs of refugee children. TeamUp was launched in the Netherlands in 2016 and provides child refugees aged between six and 18 with structured activities. The programme encompasses sports, games and movement activities implemented by trained (volunteer) facilitators. Each activity has a specific goal related to themes such as dealing with anger, stress and interacting with peers. The suite of activities ultimately helps to provide children with emotional support and a much-needed sense of stability.

In addition to being offered at school and asylum centres in the Netherlands, TeamUp has been piloted in different settings in Colombia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, occupied Palestinian territories.

Following the successful pilots in these different contexts, and growing interest from country offices and other organisations and donors, TeamUp is now ready to scale as a global intervention. The strength of TeamUp lies in its structured qualitative approach both towards the activity and towards the trainers which are offered training, mentoring and supervised practise. DCHI was approached in order to facilitate the scaling strategy, supporting in making decisions and documenting the plan of action.

DCHI has focused on defining the ambition, describing the different approaches to scale and aligning the different visions and ideas within the coalition. Key to the work DCHI has done so far was an interactive workshop aligning strategy, ambition and journey to scale.

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Initiative: Global Scaling Strategy for ‘Team Up’

TeamUp is an intervention developed by Save the Children, UNICEF and War Child to meet the urgent psychosocial needs of refugee children. Following the successful pilots and growing interest from country offices, other organisations and donors, TeamUp is now ready to scale as a global intervention. DCHI was approached in order to facilitate the scaling strategy, supporting in making decisions and documenting the plan of action. DCHI has focused on defining the ambition, describing the different approaches to scale and aligning the different visions and ideas within the coalition.

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