Strengthening & Developing Your Programmes | What We Do!

Children for Health works in partnership with others.

We love our partners to have relationships with government programmes and be reaching (or aim to be reaching) large numbers of children and families. We also like our partners to have a robust monitoring and evaluation framework so we can track our progress easily and revise or pivot if we need to.

Since our beginnings in 2013, we have provided a lot of different types of services to several partners. We have drawn up a list of these below. In most cases we have been involved in at least three of the stages to a greater or lesser extent and it usually depends on two things:

1. The budget!  and

2. The capacity of those seeking to implement the programmes.

Children for Health Programme Partnerships

Here is an overview of the types of services we can offer.

  1. Situational analysis
    • Investigation of drivers for early adolescent behaviour change and development.
    • Developing assessment tools – for example visual tools.
    • Assessing existing strategies and health education curriculum for ‘what works’.
    • Scoping existing systems & resources.
    • Understanding sustainable delivery options at a national level.

Working with young adolescents in Mozambique was an important part of the situational analysis.

  1. Programme Design
    • Mapping aims and objectives.
    • Helping to define the implementation and monitoring plan and methods.
    • Development of timetables/schedules/milestones/indicators.
    • Understanding a team’s capacity and capacity gaps.
    • Conducting training for required skills and capacity – for example in participatory ways of working with young adolescents.
    • Co-creation of resource materials e.g. posters, storybooks, teachers guides.
    • Developing Monitoring and Evaluation mechanisms.

Trainers review the PCAAN nutrition education poster

  1. Implementation – in partnership
    • Implementation by local programme teams.
    • CfH coaching/mentoring.
    • Conducting a quarterly review of milestones.
    • Reviewing, adaptation and revising the programme
    • Training trainers.

Children review storybooks before they are finalised

  1. Scaling up and replication – in partnership
    • Assessment and write up of best practice
    • Roll-out to other districts/regions/national – institutionalising into education system/curriculum
    • Broadening scope of work into other health areas and using other distribution methods (for example the use of the 100 messages and using mobile)
    • Replication

A master trainer, trained by Children for Health, training others in India.

Join us in partnership now, contact us via our website
or e-mail Clare Hanbury, our Director.

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