We pride ourselves on being a very lean organisation. We pay no rental costs for our office and we keep our running costs to a minimum. Most staff time is spent on programmatic work.
This year we want to work on making sure that those who know, like and trust our content and activities can access this and use it easily. We seek partnerships that can help us scale.
As funds allow, we will grow our library of books, posters and resource guides.
There are on-going programmes in India, Nigeria and Mozambique. We are developing further partnerships and programmes in Malawi, Botswana, Mozambique and Pakistan.
In addition, we are working on the following specific projects and actively seeking partnerships and funding to achieve them. In all cases we are optimistic that we can secure matched funding.
Development of the Children for Health On-Line Training School
The CfH school will build capacity and scalability of the Children for Health approach for interested partner organisations globally, by taking the best practices and learning from our past and current face-to-face training courses and materials, and producing a professional suite of easily-accessible and downloadable courses and on-line materials. The course will be developed in English with scope for translating into other languages, as needed.
Completion of the Children for Health Stories for Health Collection
Co-creating our storybooks is a participatory process that involves an artist, an author, a local partner and the Children for Health team. Each book is published in English and also the language of the local partner. We have already developed books on 2 of our 10 health topics. We seek to complete a further 8 books on our remaining health topics during the plan period. The books are distributed from our website and through Worldreader, a digital library that reaches thousands of people each week.
Development of the Children for Health Posters for Health Collection
In 2015 and 2016, we developed 4 posters including the CfH Vision, the CfH 100 Messages, and 2 programme-specific posters. These were designed for use by teachers, trainers and project managers in several countries in Africa and India. We plan to produce posters for a further 10 health topics alongside expert groups who are able to test and then distribute each poster. The posters will be free to download from our website.
Memory Palaces & The 100 Messages
We are intending to test the use of Memory Palaces to help children learn and remember our 100 health messages. Working with memory expert Aaron Ralby www.linguisticator.com we are devising appropriate teaching methods for teachers to use effectively with large class sizes in resource-poor settings.
To design and conduct research at graduate or post-graduate level linked to an academic institution and one of our partnership programmes.
We feel it is essential that we participate in building the evidence of an approach which has such great potential to radically re-imagine health education for young adolescents in the global south.
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