Category: Agents of Change

Making Children the Change Agents

Here is a short and very nice video featuring Thelma Tazviwana, a member of the Health Club in Dotito Primary School, Mount Darwin, Zimbabwe. Children are great ‘change agents both at home and in the community’ say the Red Cross & Red Crescent who believe that if we target the children,

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Children for Health in Cambodia

From the desk of Clare Hanbury… In December 2018, I was asked to go to Kampong Cham in Cambodia to help with Save the Children’s Adolescent Nutrition programme and to conduct a four-day workshop training for Save the Children staff, frontline workers and local government officials. One of the aims

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Connecting To Solve Knife Crime  

A note of introduction In recent months, I (Clare) have been very pleased to be working with Sarah Newton, a close associate, on a new approach for adolescent behaviour development. We think this approach will help those who are wanting to empower and engage children and young people in order

The Future of Child Health: why are children left out of ‘community’ engagement strategies?

This opinion piece reflects upon how children and adolescents contribute towards their health, despite there being a general lack of acknowledgment, let alone engagement with young people. A Strategic Review of Child Health, published this year by the BMJ illustrates this gap. The question remains: why are adolescents and children’s

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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