Children for Health is developing one storybook for each of our ten heath topics. We have developed stories on the topics of Nutrition, Hygiene and Diarrhoea. But we have seven more topics. Can you help? We need a total of £35,000 to develop these stories. It costs us £5,000 to develop each book.

£5,000 funding pays for:

  • workshops with adults and children
  • a meeting between the Children for Health team and a children’s author
  • the professional children’s author drafting and completing the story
  • illustrations
  • managing the many rounds of ‘to and fro’ between Children for Health and the group creating the story with us
  • professional editing and proof-reading
  • Typesetting an English language print-ready version and a version that can be read on a mobile phone
  • Translating into the local language for our project partners
  • Writing an illustrated case study about the experience of developing the book

Everyone involved in the creation of the story is highly skilled and has decades of experience working to produce materials of this nature. For an example of one of our books take a look at our shop.

Here is more information about each title that we wish to fund.

Caring for Babies

Our story on ‘Caring for Babies’ will be co-created with a group of children living in a low-resource setting. It will draw upon their own experiences and highlight challenges and real life experiences and opportunities.

We know that millions of primary school aged children spend many hours each day caring for their younger brothers and sisters, neighbours and friends. We know that with encouragement, information, recognition and praise, the caring role of the child can be turned from something that is a burden to something that is fun, social and helps develop crucial lifeskills. When older children offer good care to younger children, this makes a positive impact on family health and well-being.

Our story will incorporate these ideas in a way that is compelling and that also develops children’s literacy skills. The story will feature our two mascots, ZuZu and ZaZa and conclude with messages and activities that adults and children can use alongside the story. We need £5,000 to develop this story. Can you help?

Coughs, Colds and More Serious Illness

Our story on ‘Coughs, Colds and More Serious Illness’ will be co-created with a group of children and adults living in a low-resource setting. It will draw upon their experiences and highlight challenges and real life experiences and opportunities to help prevent illness and support others with illness. In a few minutes, children can learn how to recognise rapid breathing and that babies and others with rapid breathing need urgent medical attention in case it is acute respiratory infection.

We know that millions of primary school aged children spend many hours each day caring for their younger brothers and sisters, neighbours and friends. We know that with encouragement, information, recognition and praise, the caring role of the child can be fun, social and develops crucial lifeskills. When older children offer good care to younger children, this makes a positive impact on family health and well-being.

Our story will incorporate these ideas in a way that is compelling and that also develops children’s literacy skills. The story will feature our two mascots, ZuZu and ZaZa and conclude with messages and activities that adults and children can use alongside the story. We need £5,000 to develop this story. Can you help?

Immunisation

Our story on ‘Immunisation’ will be co-created with a group of children and adults living in a low-resource setting. It will draw upon their experiences and highlight challenges and real life experiences of immunisation and immunisation campaigns. When they understand immunisation well and its health benefits, even primary school aged children quickly become advocates. They help mobilise families to have their children immunised at the correct times.

We know that millions of primary school aged children spend many hours each day caring for their younger brothers and sisters, neighbours and friends. We know that with encouragement, information, recognition and praise, the caring role of the child can be fun and social and develops crucial lifeskills. This makes a positive impact on family health and well-being.

Our story will incorporate these ideas in a way that is compelling and that also develops children’s literacy skills. The story will feature our two mascots, ZuZu and ZaZa and conclude with messages and activities that adults and children can use alongside the story. We need £5,000 to develop this story. Can you help?

Malaria

Our story on ‘Malaria’ will be co-created with a group of children and adults living in a low-resource setting. It will draw upon their experiences and highlight challenges and real life experiences of Malaria in their community and how families understand it and are trying to prevent it – using long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets (LLINs). Babies, younger children and pregnant women are particular vulnerable to the serious consequences of malaria. Primary school aged children can help to advocate for the use of LLINs and monitor their use at home. Children can help to spot the signs of malaria and influence their family members to seek health services in a timely way.

We know that millions of primary school aged children spend many hours each day caring for their younger brothers and sisters, neighbours and friends. We know that with encouragement, information, recognition and praise, the caring role of the child can be fun and social and develops crucial lifeskills. This makes a positive impact on family health and well-being.

Our story will incorporate these ideas in a way that is compelling and that also develops children’s literacy skills. The story will feature our two mascots, ZuZu and ZaZa and conclude with messages and activities that adults and children can use alongside the story. We need £5,000 to develop this story. Can you help?

Intestinal Worms

Our story on ‘Intestinal Worms’ will be co-created with a group of children and adults living in a low-resource setting. It will draw upon their experiences and highlight the very many challenges and real life experiences faced by children and their families as they go about the everyday tasks of keeping themselves and their families safe, well and clean. Infection by intestinal parasitic worms affects millions of children around the world. Children can learn and share knowledge about the life-cycle of worms, the easy, low cost treatment for worms and what children can do to reduce the chances of worm infestation like wearing shoes, washing their hands with soap and using latrines to pee and poo.

We know that millions of primary school aged children spend many hours each day caring for their younger brothers and sisters, neighbours and friends. We know that with encouragement, information, recognition and praise, the caring role of the child can be fun and social and develops crucial lifeskills. This makes a positive impact on family health and well-being.

Our story will incorporate children’s experiences and ideas in a way that is compelling and that also develops literacy skills. The story will feature our two mascots, ZuZu and ZaZa and conclude with messages and activities that adults and children can use alongside the story. We need £5,000 to develop this story. Can you help?

Preventing Injuries and Accidents

Our story on ‘Injury Prevention’ will be co-created with a group of children and adults living in a low-resource setting. It will draw upon their experiences and highlight the very many challenges and real life experiences faced by children and their families as they go about the everyday tasks of keeping themselves and their families safe, well and clean.

We know that millions of primary school aged children spend many hours each day caring for their younger brothers and sisters, neighbours and friends. Accidents and injuries often happen to children when other children are around. Most accidents can be prevented. Children can learn about the risks that exist in their homes and community, what to do to prevent or reduce injuries and how to keep younger ones out of anger. Older children can learn some First Aid.

We know that with encouragement, information, recognition and praise, the caring role of the child can be fun and social and develops crucial lifeskills. This makes a positive impact on family health and well being.

Our story will incorporate children’s experiences and ideas in a way that is compelling and that also develops literacy skills. The story will feature our two mascots, ZuZu and ZaZa and conclude with messages and activities that adults and children can use alongside the story. We need £5,000 to develop this story. Can you help?

HIV and Aids

In many countries children are deeply affected by the problems caused by HIV and AIDS. They may have family members who have died or they might be living with and helping to care for family members who are HIV positive. Even when they are not directly affected within their family, millions of children are affected by the illness or death of teachers, health workers and others on whom their families depend for help and services.

Our story on ‘HIV and AIDS’ will be co-created with a group of children and adults living in a low-resource setting. It will draw upon their experiences and highlight the very many challenges and real life experiences faced by children and their families. Children need to learn and share knowledge about how the transmission of HIV and AIDS can be avoided. Children need opportunities to discuss and develop skills around issues such as delaying sex, sexual faithfulness and using condoms. Older children need a chance to listen and contribute to discussions about sex and have their ideas and questions treated openly and seriously. Many children need support with these issues especially those feeling pressured into sex by adults or peers.

Our story will incorporate children’s experiences and ideas in a way that is compelling and that also develops literacy skills. The story will feature our two mascots, ZuZu and ZaZa and conclude with messages and activities that adults and children can use alongside the story. We need £5,000 to develop this story. Can you help?