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Bibiche Mwalutshie Sangwa, Outstanding Field Partner
Bibiche Sangwa is a language teacher, trainer and development consultant. She has taught English & French for more than 15 years in DRCongo and Mozambique. From 2011 to 2015 she worked as an adviser to the Danish Embassy in Mozambique working specifically on the Multi-Sectorial Plan for Reducing Chronic Malnutrition. For much of this time, Bibiche was broadly involved in planning, implementing, monitoring and institutional capacity building. Bibiche has also played a key role in coordinating and supporting the PCCAN programme – part of the Education sector’s strategy.
Bibiche has known Clare Hanbury, the CEO of Children for Health since November 2011 and has worked with Children for Health to study, test, analyse and evaluate the capacity and influence of children capacity as nutrition activists. Bibiche has worked as an interpreter and lead trainer and programme designer. Bibiche has helped to navigate the production of a suite of pedagogical resources for PCAAN. These form the backbone of the programme as it scales to other districts in Mozambique. Bibiche and one of the teachers involved in the programme, Lourenco Govate were the winners of the inaugural Children for Health Outstanding Partners prize 2015.
Lourenco Govate Luciano, Outstanding Field Partner
Since 2006, Lourenco has worked as an English Primary teacher at Tsangano Sede Primary School, Tete district. He also works part time at the local community radio station where he presents and produces local radio programs including programmes with and for local children. Also part time, Lourenco is studying computer based information technology and he enjoys teaching computer skills in his community when asked.
Since January 2014, Lourenco has been actively involved in advocating for the PCAAN Government nutrition education programme in Tsangano. Children for Health is a technical partner supporting this programme. In 2015 he became a formal part of the district monitoring team, providing targets on the implementation of PCAAN in schools. As part of his work to promote and strengthen PCAAN Lourenco is also learning film-making and video editing and is working with the Social Communication Institute of Tete Province.
Lourenco was awarded one of the two inaugural Outstanding Partnership prizes from Children for Health in 2015. He is a father of two.
Elisabeth Gifford, Writer
Elisabeth taught as a reading specialist in the UK for twenty years then gained a Masters degree in creative writing. She has written the biography of a couple who rescue abandoned babies in China, The House of Hope, and two historical novels.
A novelisation of children’s champion, Janusz Korczak, who cared for the children in his orphanage in the Warsaw ghetto will be published soon. She is married and has three children. Visit her website for more.
‘Liz;’ has played a big part in developing most of the Children for Health story book titles.
Sarah Newton, Teenologist
Sarah Newton has a deep understanding of young people. She has shared her wisdom with millions who have tuned into her TV and radio shows, followed her writing and listened to her thought-provoking talks. A thought-leader in her field, her insight has been sought by such companies as MTV, Paramount, ITV, Boots and Proctor & Gamble. She’s also brought her fresh perspective to The Guardian, The Independent and The Daily Mail by writing opinion pieces that often go viral.
After 26 years of collaborating with youth she is able to understand, interpret and predict their behaviour, often forecasting trends before they hit the mainstream. Sarah helps young people solve issues by using tactics derived from this collaboration. With a no-nonsense and down-to-earth demeanour, her holistic and innovative approaches have been used in schools, organisations, and homes to bridge the generation gap.
Sarah has known Clare Hanbury, our CEO and Founder since 2006 and has been sharing insights that have helped to develop Clare’s work and the Children for Health approach. Most recently, Sarah has been sharing a framework on Adolescent Behaviour Change and Development that we have adapted to help us design effective interventions with our programme partners.
Joana Molgaard, Translator
Joana is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has been living in Cambridge, UK since 2013. Prior to that she spent seven years in Beijing, China where she studied Chinese language and culture and received her first Master’s degree in Contemporary China Studies from Renmin University.
Since moving to Cambridge, she has received her Mphil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. Joana has been working for Children for Health as a translator and editor for the PCAAN project in Mozambique.
Sarah Huxley, Field Associate
Sarah is a youth and adolescent development speacilist with a career spanning over 18 years. As a trained anthropologist and human geographer she has worked for a diverse range of organisations, from grass-roots NGOs to bi/multi lateral agencies and foundations, in the areas of programming, policy, advocacy, research and capacity building. Her special areas of interest are youth engagement, urban governance, non formal education, and gender and inclusion.
She has worked on a number of practical publications, including managing the production of the 2008-2010 DFID-CSO Youth Participation in Development Guide, which went onto influence youth policy globally. She was the lead writer for the first-ever crowdsourced online United Nations World Youth Report (2011), managed youth led research for UNHABITAT/ActionAid on youth concerns and solutions to city living (2015), and has designed a unique process the ‘ToyBoxMums Collective’ (2017) to empower young mums using user centered deign and stroytelling.
Sarah is in awe of the hundreds of young people she has been fortunate enough to meet over the years, and hopes that policy makers from every sector will acknowledge their positive contributions to society.