Category: Fun Methods

The Rainbow Flower Training Tool

The Rainbow Flower is a training tool that can be used in workshops that focus on children’s participation in health education. The Rainbow Flower contains seven concepts that distinguishes a participatory model from a ‘traditional health education model’. It is specially designed to be used with children (defined here as

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Memorising Messages

It’s our experience that children are very good at memorizing (much better than many adults!). Imagine how much some children are required to memorise for religious purposes! At Children for Health it is our dream that, before they leave primary school, every child has learnt and shared 100 important health

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The Children for Health Tricycle System: ONE System to use to Promote Children’s Participation in Health

Children for Health has created a learning system for teachers and youth workers to use IF IT HELPS! Our Director, Clare Hanbury, was one of the key architects of the Child-to-Child ‘SIX STEP APPROACH’ (alongside many wonderful field partners!) and the six steps were an important feature of many of

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Using role play to help children understand and cope with Ebola

Using role play is a powerful way to make sure that children are understanding the facts about Ebola. It is also a powerful way to get children to take dry ‘facts’ and weave them into a story that is close to situations they know and understand. Role plays are often

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Help Children Learn Essential Messages on Ebola

There are  some essential messages and facts that children living in communities affected by Ebola need to know. Here are 20 messages to get you started. When children learn about Ebola they will be very effective in sharing this information with other children provided there is some adult support and

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Using the Opportunities Chart as a Discussion Tool with Children in Ebola Affected Communities

Method In groups of 5 children discuss reasons the problems that Ebola is causes in their families and communities. Give or draw out a chart that looks like this but do not write the examples… What problems is Ebola causing for children in our families and communities?  (Examples) How Serious

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FINK that help Families and Children THINK

A couple of years ago and through our great friend, mentor and all round FANTASTIC person Sarah Newton, We came across FINK cards. Fink cards help families have great conversations and to help children become confident communicators. Sarah has contributed to the pack designed for talking with children in their

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Our Rainbow Stick, 100 Messages to Collect, Learn and Share

It wasn’t just ZuZu and ZaZa the parrots that brought colour and movement to the Children for Health visit to Pakistan; Clare Hanbury also took a Rainbow Stick with her. Everywhere she went she took and explained the purpose of the Rainbow Stick and already it’s become a key symbol

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