Health and Environment Resources
Child to Child has its organisational roots in health education. This section has a range of activity sheets related to health, disaster risk reduction and more.
Aforja Educativa - The Educational Knapsack
The Alforja Educativa (“Educational Knapsack”) is a set of play-based, practical activities focussing on harmony among all living things both visible and invisible. Developed by Ecuador-based Centro Niño a Niño(Child to Child Center – a partner of Child to Child) in conjunction with ReAct LatinAmerica, the Knapsack is grounded in the indigenous cosmovision of “Sumak Kawsay” (“Good Living”) and uses Child to Child methodology to allow children to investigate, study, act, and communicate about the microbial world and its role in the web of life.
Affecting schools through a health education initiative
In this chapter of Partnerships in Educational Development (2006), Tashmin Kassam-Khamis and Sadia Muzzafar Bhutta from Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, Karachi, assess the success of Child to Child approach in promoting health in 40 schools in Pakistan.
They have realised that the health promoting school and Child to Child approach create an enabling environment to help teachers teach better and encourage greater participation by children, which in turn enhances their health knowledge and self-esteem.
Child to Child School Health Promotion programme in India (SEHAT)
Toolkits developed for Child to Child School Health Promotion programme in India (SEHAT) on a range of health topics.
Improving Teaching through Health Education in Pakistan
Adapted from Kassam-Khamis and Muzzafar Bhutta’s article, ‘Affecting schools through a health education initiative in Partnerships in Educational Development’, this is a case study of five schools in Pakistan which implemented their own school health action plan in 2006. The research shows how Child to Child’s approach had positive impacts on children, teachers and the wider community in regard to their understanding of health.
Life Skills Education Toolkit for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in India
Dr. Sonal Zaveri, Family Health International (FHI) and Child to Child consultant, led the process of putting together this Life Skills Education Toolkit in 2007, drawing from the 37 projects implemented by FHI in India. The Toolkit has been developed for organisations which work with orphans and vulnerable children, to provide essential skills for children in the project areas to prevent them from acquiring STIs/HIV/AIDS and to help them cope with HIV infection.
The Toolkit is a comprehensive package comprised of a Facilitator’s Guide, Life skills education Modules, Information Sheets and a list of Resources for further reading and reference.
Child to Child Project in Newham Evaluation Report
Between January and March 2007, Child to Child piloted a project at Newham College in Stratford, East London, delivered by SHiNE Young People’s Sexual Health Service (Newham PCT). Using the Child to Child step approach, the project increased student’s participation in, and commitment to taking control of their own learning; effected changes in sexual health behaviour and in communicating around sexual health among the peer group; helped the development of essential life skills, especially around practising safer sex; and strengthened links between education and health sectors.
Evaluation of Child to Child initiative in South London 2002
The Child to Child initiative was a three-year programme initiated by the Community Health South London (CHSL) Trust in 2000, funded by Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Action Zone (HAZ). It was set up to develop and promote the use of Child to Child within the local area, providing professionals with the skills they needed to work in partnership to support 9-12 year old children to conduct projects to improve the health of their community.
Le Livre des Ressources – Modules d’activités enfant-à-enfant
Ce Livre des Ressources a été publié en 1992 et a été traduit en 31 langues puis réédité en 2007 pour y inclure de nouveaux modules – “Jouer avec les jeunes enfants” et “Comment le VIH et le SIDA affectent la vie des enfants”. Il est constitué de neufs modules d’activités, chacun proposant plusieurs feuilles d’activités originales qui détaillent étape par étape le processus d’enseignement et d’apprentissage. Il promeut une approche Enfant à Enfant; il s’agit d’enseigner les questions de santé en encourageant la participation active des enfants dans le processus d’enseignement, afin qu’ils pratiquent ce qu’ils apprennent.
Booklet: Sexual Health, HIV and aids
This booklet offers information and activities for teaching children and adolescents about Sexual Health, HIV and aids.