Participation is key for community empowerment and a requirement for effectiveness and ownership. Because the programs concern the children and other community members, they need to be proactively involved and  consulted regarding the content of the programme. This is why within the programming the use of participatory tools is promoted.  

Participatory tools
In the Participatory Toolbox, Help a Child has brought together tools that have been developed to facilitate participation, bridging communication and literacy gaps through the use of drawings and diagrams. Partners are free to use their own particpatory tools. In case you are aware of any tools not mentioned in the participatory toolbox, we are happy to add them!