Fundraising

Children for Health is a lean organisation. We operate from a small room in a house just outside Cambridge, UK. We pay £0.00 for rent, all office costs are kept to a minimum and we do our admin efficiently too (book-keeping, filing accounts, working with our Trustees and using good systems). We invest in developing and sustaining relationships with donors and partners – and there are costs involved in this. For more about how we work and with who, read Our Cambridge Story. We are proud to estimate that no more than 10% of a donation is spent on maintaining our efficient systems.

90% of your donation is spent on the work that has a direct impact on the lives of children in developing countries.

You can now donate to us simply by shopping with Amazon via the Smile Programme! Set us as your charity of choice by clicking here.

We would love the chance to be introduced to any businesses, charities, government organisations and any other group with an interest in spreading health messages to children and adolescents. Contact us here now or e-mail clare@childrenforhealth.org. Keep reading to find out which projects we’re working on and how you can support us!

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Our Online Training School

The Rainbow Flower - a Children for Health training tool

We are developing a course on Children’s Participation in Health (CPH). This will be scalable and available for interested partner organisations globally. We need to build the capacity, develop the courses (using best practices we’ve learnt) and then produce a suite of easily accessible and downloadable courses and materials. We aim to allowing anyone in the world to access our training tools and methods digitally. Read more…

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Stories for Health

The Special Glasses book cover, it has a giant pair of reading glasses with two children standing next to them. One is touching the arm of the glasses and the other child has their arms raised above their head in a V.

We currently have six titles in our Stories for Health series, we’ve got so many more planned, each book costs £3.5k to develop, we want to complete 10 Children for Health books on each of the 10 health topics we currently feature. These story books will be used by children and their teachers in resource-poor settings. Read more…

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Posters for Health

There are six Posters for Health so far: The CfH Vision, the CfH 100 Messages, two programme-specific posters (one in three versions) and two topic posters – Malaria and Nutrition. We have created our posters with a team of experts including practitioners in several continents. They are being downloaded every day. Between April and August 2018 our Malaria poster was downloaded a thousand times in 87 countries. In August 2018 our nutrition poster was downloaded 366 times in 51countries. We want to create eight more posters to complete our series. Read more…

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Memory Palaces

Memory Palaces will help children to memorise our 100 health messages quickly and easily – even if they cannot read! Read more…

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Adolescent Well-being and Resilience

We feel that the time is right for Children for Health explore and co-create some simple messages and materials for educators to use with young adolescents to raise awareness of mental health and to give children tools and tactics to use to boost their emotional and social resilience and prevent mental health related illnesses. Read more…

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Inclusion and Disability

Older children and young adolescents are friends, neighbours, school mates and caregivers to children with disabilities. Since our inception in 2013, Children for Health has endeavoured to address issues of inclusion and disability in our technical work, stories and imagery. Children of all ages can be a lifeline to children with disabilities and can equally be a cause of suffering by excluding, bullying or isolating them. We know how quickly children can become a supportive network around children with disabilities with the right guidance and have experience working in low resource settings where this has happened.

In 2019, Children for Health would like to build a new project to address the issues of disability and inclusion head on. We wish to recruit a team of experts and together with them, create and test a set of messages for children to learn and share that is explicit about how children can help support each other, address stigma and influence others to do the same at home and at school. From the results of this work we will create a poster and a storybook and this will include (remote) field testing in three countries using educators already helping us and familiar with our materials.

We feel confident that with our network of collaborators we can produce and contribute something simple, practical and of great value to all educators working to make things better for children with disabilities.

Please put us in touch if you can think of any businesses, charities, government organisations and any other group with an interest in spreading health messages to children and adolescents.

Contact us now or e-mail clare@childrenforhealth.org with any fundraising or partnership enquiries.