We describe the core work of Children for Health as having four pillars:

  1. The 100
  2. Programme Optimisation
  3. M Children
  4. Academic Partnerships

Pillar 3: M Children Project

children’s Club Members in a school in Freetown, Sierra Leone working with Adults on an Ebola related activities

With the help of a grant from ARM and United Methodist Communications, we have created a mobile website (we call it a mobi-site), designed to reach practitioners working with children in Sierra Leone as they work to recover from the Ebola crisis. It is called Safe Strong and Smiling!

This is beginning to take root in Freetown with teachers working to establish school health clubs accessing the content. It has been a fascinating process to distil health education content for a mobile platform.Ebola_04During the epidemic, Children for Health was represented on Sierra Leone’s National Social Mobilisation Strategy Committee and we were asked to develop a briefing paper for UNICEF on Children’s Participation in the context of the Ebola epidemic. This was distributed to many of those involved in community mobilisation in the West African region affected by Ebola. Unfortunately, as of September 2019, the mobisite is no longer online. However, there are still some other resources available below. If you’d like to know more about this project, contact Clare.

We developed a storybook for children, A Stone is a Strange Thing about loss and grief and what children can do to help.

We also developed a poster, Safe, Strong and Smiling in three languages, these can be downloaded from our resources section