Our Rainbow Flower is a training tool that is used in workshops focused on children’s participation in health education. The tool contains seven concepts which distinguishes a participatory model from a ‘traditional health education model’. It is specially designed to be used with children, defined here as children under 10 years and young adolescents between 10 and 14 years.
Within each if these 7 concepts, there are three key ideas to remember:
In our training workshops each of the 7 concepts are introduced separately using a variety of methods including discussions, games, movement and choral speaking. The challenges of implementing this new approach are tackled one by one.
After the seven sessions, the get combined together into one unified piece, which participants love. Then the participants work in pairs as they cut out and assemble a craft version the Rainbow Flower, reinforcing their leaning. The Rainbow Flowers made by the participants are then displayed in the workshop and taken away by the participants at the end.
Please share the link to the Children for Health website with anyone you know who is interested in health education, participatory teaching methods and innovative training and monitoring methods.
Please note that we have also created a training tool for teachers, The Rainbow Tree.
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