Category: Children’s Participation

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

What inspires Clare to do this work? | Video Series

If you’ve been following our Video Series, you know the Origins of Children for Health and the 100 Health Messages for Children to Learn & Share. Now find out what inspires Clare to continue to do this valuable work for Children for Health. Watch the video now by clicking the

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The 100 Languages Poem and our FREE 100 Health Messages

The 100 health messages poster from Children for Health

Hello Readers! It’s Clare here! CEO and founder of Children for Health. I’m often sent The 100 Languages poem as my friends know that I like counting things and that I love the number 8 and the number 100. I started Children for Health with a very simple vision: that

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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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Activity for MAY! Diarrhoea & the Rehydration Doll!

May is Diarrhoea month here at Children for Health! Read our 10 Messages For Children To Learn and Share about Diarrhoea or download a PDF with 100 messages from 10 topics. Now is a great time for you to read one ‘Lesson Plan‘ that can be used or adapted to introduce

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Young Adolescents and their Role as Carers

Young adolescents (aged 10 to 14 years) have a very important role in the lives and the health of their younger brothers and sisters; as their carers. We have seen all over the world, children of this age carrying the baby on their back, feeding the baby, playing with the

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Evidence Re: Children’s Participation in Health & Development?

Older child holding younger child

About our Rapid Shift Over the past 30 years there has been increased research and literature documenting the benefits and best practice in the field of child and youth participation. There has also been increased recognition in the children’s ability to act as agents of change. By agents of change

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Children as Nutrition Activists | Success in Mozambique

In Mozambique, the dreadful fact is that 38% of all children under-5 suffer from chronic malnutrition. In 2013, the Government launched a five-year national plan to reduce chronic malnutrition – called the PAMRDC. The objectives of this plan include strengthening nutrition education, improving the health of adolescent girls, reducing micronutrient

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Monitoring Tools | The Confidence Clock

Confidence Clock

This is a tool that helps an educator and the children in her group learn how confident children are feeling about a given task. The Confidence Clock can be used alongside asking children… to share a health message with classmates or at home; or to conduct or demonstrate activity at

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Our Toolbox of Resources on Children’s Participation

Our Children’s Participation Toolbox includes publications on health and life skills related resources by our Director, Clare Hanbury. We also include other good resources and others’ lists of resources useful to people working on children’s participation. We do have a very close look at everything that is in our Participation

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