Fundraising for Stories for Health

Background

We co-create Story Books with groups of teachers and children living in the global south. We seek to develop a story book for each of our 10 topics and include the 100 messages. It costs us £3.5K to develop each book. We like to co-create our story books with a group of children and their teachers, somewhere in the Global South. We also like to use professional children’s writers and illustrators whose work we know and trust. It takes six months to develop a book in this way.

If there is a topic that is close to your heart or if you just LOVE the idea of getting involved in funding or fund-raising for a story book then please let us know. We are confident that each of our books reach thousands of children and even more when they are translated.

Aim 

To develop and complete the Children for Health collection of topic-focussed children’s story books to be used by children and their teachers in resource-poor settings. The participatory process of story creation takes 6-12 months and involves our artist, our author, the local partner and the Children for Health management team. The final book is published in English and the language used by the local partner. Each book costs £3.5K to develop. We are aiming for a collection of books in 10 topics. We have developed books on two of our core topics (Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). We are looking to complete a further eight. The books are distributed from our website and through, ‘Worldreader’ – a digital library that reaches thousands of children each week.

Just in July 2018, six of our titles were downloaded in Uganda 2,050 times on 300 different mobile devices!

A detailed budget and plan is available on request or e-mail clare@childrenforhealth.org.