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Links to some of the allies who have helped us become, ‘Children For Health’
Children for Health Partners
We are working with the following partners and in discussions with many more.
HIFA 2015 The HIFA2015 campaign was launched in Mombasa, Kenya in October 2006, at the 10th Congress of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa. Our shared goal is: By 2015, every person worldwide will have access to an informed healthcare provider. People will no longer be dying for lack of knowledge. Join this campaign, its free.
Links to Organisations We Like
- The Child-to-Child Trust
- The Consortium for Street Children
- Children’s Radio Foundation
- The FreeChild Project
- Humanitarian Centre, Cambridge
- Community Led Total Sanitation
- Child Rights Information Network
- The Child-to-Child Trust
- UNICEF Child Friendly Schools
- Partnership for Child Development, Schools and Health Website
Links to good websites and resources
- Adam Fletcher’s Participation Resources – Adam Fletcher is an expert in youth voice and youth engagement.
- Plan International’s Children’s Participation Resources – a list of children’s participation-related resources
- Save The Children Alliance: Children’s Participation Resources – a list of children’s-participation related resources
- UNICEF: Children’s Participation Resources Guide – a list of resources relevant to child and youth participation in adult organisations
- Here is a list of books to purchase from Health Books International. They include many story books connecting children’s participation and health.
- CDAC Network – this is an online searchable database of messages that acts as a reference for those wanting to disseminate critical information to affected populations in an emergency. It has been developed in collaboration with a number of different clusters/sectors in humanitarian response including Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Nutrition, Food Security, Protection (Child Protection, Gender-based Violence, Mine Risk Education), Education and Camp Coordination Camp Management. The message library can be used both as a disaster preparedness tool and following the outbreak of an emergency. If used in the correct way, the library should help improve communication with crisis-affected populations.
Documents we find helpful on Child Participation and Child Health
- Child-to-Child and Children Living in Camps. This is designed for teachers, health workers, group leaders and others. The book illustrates ways in which Child-to-Child activities can be used to improve the health and well being of children living in camps. For the link click here. For a case study on a project that used this book to develop an award-winning project with traumatised children living in refugee camps in Rwanda, click here.
- (Various authors) 27 Free Story Books on a range of health topics for children of primary school age. Click here to download (the list is at the bottom of the page!).
- (Clare Hanbury/Rachel Carnegie) Child-to-Child approaches to HIV and AIDS. This is a manual for teachers, young leaders and health workers, click here.
- Our Future: Sexuality and Lifeskills Education for Young People. This series of books and training materials contribute to a comprehensive strategy for sexual and reproductive health and HIV education for young people in and out of school. Download now for grades 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9.
- Mine Risk Education Booklet. This activity booklet provides ideas on helping children be alert to the dangers in mined areas, how to avoid these dangers and how to encourage others to do the same. It is aimed at those planning mine risk education projects for children and for those involved in mine awareness programmes as teachers or trainers. Click the link here.
- The Life Skills Handbook. This book is a revised and updated version of a book published by VSO, An Active Learning Handbook for Working with Street Children. Visit the website to purchase and download free sample sessions. Click the link here.
- (Aids Alliance) A Parrot on Your Shoulder: A guide for people working with orphans and vulnerable children. To download click the link here.
- Bamboo Shoots. A training manual on child rights, child protection and child-led community actions for facilitators working with children and youth groups. To download, click the link here.
- Training and teaching materials on Children’s Participation and Child Protection for the Keeping Children Safe Coalition (KCS) with Children’s Rights practitioners and children in Africa. The toolkit can be downloaded from their website. click on this link.
- A guide for children/child-led organisations. This is a child-and youth-friendly tool that provides information about how children and youth can engage with the CRC Committee and be involved in on-going monitoring of the CRC and its Optional Protocols in their respective countries. In addition is this guide for NGOs to support them in the process.
- (Clare Hanbury) Monitoring and Evaluating Life Skills Projects for Youth Development for The Jacobs Foundation. (April 2011). For link click here.
- Author of Monitoring and Evaluating Children’s Participation in Health and Education. The Child-to-Child Trust. 2007. To purchase from Health Books International click here.
- Empowering Children and Young people: Promoting Involvement in Decision Making. Phil Treseder. Purchase link here.
- Participation, The New Tyranny. Bill Cooke. Purchase link here.
- Children’s Participation: The Theory and Practice of Involving Young Citizens in Community Development and Environmental Care. Roger Hart. Purchase link here.
- Stepping Forward: Children and Young People’s Participation in the Development Process
By Victoria Johnson, Evan Ivan-Smith, Gill Gordon, Pridmore Pat, and Scott Patta. Purchase link here.
- Never Too Young: How young children can take responsibility and make decisions – This practical resource includes activities to develop confidence, self-esteem and group co-operation to tools for facilitating discussions and expressing feelings and opinions. Purchase link here.