A HUGE welcome to members of my ‘Life Skills’ community. Many in the Children for Health community will know that before I set up CfH I set up a website called ‘Life Skills Handbooks’, where I posted ideas, lesson plans, news and resources to help those wanting to work with children to develop and strengthen their life skills. This endeavour has always been closely linked to the work of Children for Health but until now I have kept the two separate. All of the LifeSkills content is now on Children for Health and a week or so ago, I invited the Life Skills community to come over and join us and many have accepted this invitation. WELCOME!
In this newsletter we have SO MUCH to boast about at Children for Health. Loyal members, please help me! Share the word about Children for Health and all our free resources with your networks.
Here are some of our highlights since I was last in touch:
We published our new storybook, The Four Friends – Build a School. This book is a departure from our usual topic-focussed stories, instead it’s about our broader ethos. In the book, children help to ensure their new school puts their own knowledge, experience, skills and ideas at the heart of how it’s run. Thank you to the many donors who send us ‘unrestricted’ funding. This is one of the projects we have been able to do with this funding.
We are fundraising, fundraising, fundraising. It is HARD to get our voice heard alongside the bigger charities with their big fundraising departments. There is ONE action you can take.
Our work began with the idea of curating, creating and distributing ONE HUNDRED health messages for children to learn and share.
We are campaigning to achieve ONE HUNDRED supporters who make a regular donation. Every time a donation comes in, we are notified. It feels like a hug and a cheer. If YOU love what we do, please consider setting up a monthly donation. It is a huge deal.
Many if not MOST people already contribute to their favourite charities or causes so if you are not able to help us directly, maybe you could share our appeal with your family or friends or others you know who may be interested in our work. We’re always interested in working with partners too!
Thanks, as always to the wonderful Trustees of Children for Health: Madeleine, Tobias, Shelley and Anise and to David and Liz for the artwork and stories and to Amy and Jean for your ongoing work on our website.
Thanks to for the very many hundreds of people and organisations all over the world using our content and approaches! Do get in touch and tell us your stories.
CEO, Children for Health December 2019