Historically, our focus has been preventing disease and improving physical health in communities with the help of children (aged 10-14) in the global south.
However, there is a growing interest in adolescent wellbeing (or mental health). Wellbeing issues (and the lack of attention to these issues) profoundly affect the ability of those children we reach to be (or become) effective health activists and/or to function effectively within families and communities affected by mental health issues and depressive disorders.
We therefore consider this focus to be foundational to the work we do on physical health. We have touched on the area adolescent of wellbeing and resilience in the Safe, Strong, and Smiling programme before, but now we have launched SuperBetter Children for Health!
This is a curriculum for young adolescents that can be integrated into a school’s curriculum or taught as an extracurricular activity. The curriculum has been co-created by Children for Health and Kelvin Nsekwila, a teacher and the founder of the Tusekwile Imiti Ikula Foundation (TIIF) in Zambia. It has been developed with the support of our ally, SuperBetter.
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If you would like to work with us to create similar resources, please get in touch! We’re always keen to work with new people and organisations to improve the health of children all over the world.
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