Category: Agents of Change

Can We Work with Children To Build Memory Palaces?

In 2015 we tackled the issue of children memorising our 100 messages head on. Have a look at what we wrote here. However, this issue hasn’t gone away and each time we are in front of teachers we meet with some scepticism that young adolescents have the capacity to learn

WHO Nurtures Young Adolescent Caregivers? Guest Post By Sarah Huxley

This opinion piece reflects on two recommendations from the WHO, UNICEF and the World Bank Group framework; “Nurturing care for early childhood development: a framework for helping children survive and thrive to transform health and human potential.” It suggests that the framework does not go far enough in recognising the

Bridging the Gap: Engaging with Adolescents

Study on Adolescent Nutrition

This is a FANTASTIC study – well worth downloading and reading. A fuller review will come in July during our Nutrition Month. Bridging the Gap: Engaging Adolescents for Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Development May 2018. WFP and Anthrologica Extract from the Forward When we first discussed the idea for this research

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Sex Education and Family Planning

Older child holding younger child

It’s essential to educate and involve children in sexuality and family planning. For one thing, the reality is that vast numbers of children are literally left ‘holding the baby’! The larger the family the more likely it is that children are providing a lot of the childcare. This can be

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Children as Agents of Change in Nutrition Programmes

Nutrition is a huge subject for us. It’s one of our core 10 topics and, as with our other topics we have developed 10 nutrition messages linked to nutrition that we think of as the minimum requirement. We feel that all children should leave primary school understanding, knowing and being

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The 100 Messages For Children to Learn & Share

This is the front of our poster, 100 Messages for Children to Learn & Share, Children for Health – Sharing Knowledge Saving Lives. On the back we have printed 100 messages for children to learn and share in 10 health topics: Malaria, Diarrhoea, Nutrition, Coughs, Colds & Illness, Intestinal Worms,

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Training Tools: The Rainbow Tree

The Rainbow Tree is a training tool to be used in Teacher Training workshops focused on children’s participation in health education. It can be used alongside, The Rainbow Flower (a tool for children). Like The Rainbow Flower, this tool contains seven concepts which distinguishes a participatory model from a ‘traditional

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