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.

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Ace Africa - Health and Nutrition Manuals

by Child to Child - Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 9:00 PM

In East Africa, Ace Africa is the largest implementer of the Child to Child methodology and a key organisation working to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. In particular, the creation of Ace Child to Child clubs has been an innovative way of enabling young people to support each other in coping with challenges.

  • Agriculture and Nutritions Mentors Training Manual
  • Agriculture and Nutrition Training manual
  • Child Welfare Mentors Training manual
  • Child to Child HIV AIDS Training Manual
  • Child to Child Training manual


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Affecting schools through a health education initiative

by Child to Child - Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 9:09 PM

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.


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Aforja Educativa - The Educational Knapsack

by Child to Child - Thursday, 8 October 2020, 6:45 PM

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.

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ALFORJA EDUCATIVA School Health and Microbial World Part 1 & 2

by Child to Child - Monday, 1 February 2021, 12:56 PM

"Alforja Educativa"  (The Educational knapsack ) Part 1 analysis the problem of bacterial resistance from an integrative and multilateral perspective, starting from the understanding of the microbial world and its role in the human and planet life. This volume is part of the Educational Saddlebag "School Health and Microbial World", it contains topics: Food for Life, Air, Water

"Alforja Educativa"  (The Educational knapsack) Part 2 intends to broaden the understanding of human life as one of the interconnected threads with the other elements of nature, conceived as a living being that engenders, feeds, purifies and protects life. Part 2 contains the topics: Sumak Kawsay, Bacterial World, Proper Use of Antibiotics.

Alforja INGLES - The Educational knapsack ( English version)

La Alforja, a proposal to link boys and girls with the microbial world, and learn about the problem of resistance to antibiotics, understanding the intertwining of infinite vital relationships that exist in nature, and of which the human being is only one part. In the formal educational program,  its approach can be articulated transversally within the school curriculum or incorporated into community learning spaces.  


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Booklet: Sexual Health, HIV and aids

by Child to Child - Saturday, 17 October 2020, 2:48 PM

This booklet offers information and activities for teaching children and adolescents about Sexual Health, HIV and aids. 



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Child to Child and Children Living in Camps

by Child to Child - Thursday, 8 October 2020, 7:59 PM

This book is designed for teachers, health workers, group leaders and others. It illustrates ways in which Child to Child activities can be used to improve the health and well being of children living in camps. Water and sanitation, malaria, disability and preventing accidents are some of the topics covered within in the four chapters.


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Child to Child Mine Risk Education

by Child to Child - Thursday, 8 October 2020, 8:04 PM

This activity booklet provides ideas on helping children be alert to the dangers in mined areas, how to avoid these dangers and how to encourage others to do the same. It is aimed at those planning mine risk education projects for children and for those involved in mine awareness programmes as teachers or trainers.


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Child to Child Project in Newham Evaluation Report

by Child to Child - Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 9:12 PM

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.


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Child to Child School Health Promotion programme in India (SEHAT)

by Child to Child - Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 9:58 PM

Toolkits developed for Child to Child School Health Promotion programme in India (SEHAT) on a range of health topics. 


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Child to Child stories for health education

by Child to Child - Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 9:28 PM

Each of these storybooks deals with a different health topic. They are intended to support science, social studies, and environmental science, home economics or health science curricula and of course, English language! Each book has been written by an experienced educationalist in conjunction with a team of health and language specialists

  • Abdul and Seri – and how children with diarrhoea need liquid just as a flower needs water
  • Bad Medicine – and why you should never monkey about with drugs without asking a health worker
  • Basim and Bloog – and why sometimes it is time to clean up
  • Cricket Land – and why playing too near the road could make you OUT for life
  • The Day The Earth Shook – and how children helped each other and the whole community after it had happened
  • Dirty Water – and how children can look after their health through their choice of water
  • Fatima Gregoire and the Others – learning the real truth about HIV/AIDS from someone who has the virus himself and has learned to think positively
  • Filthy The Fly – and why he fears children
  • Half Size Health Workers – and how a young man called ‘the beard’ helped some twelve-year old ‘freedom fighters for health’ show the adults how to promote their rights
  • The Hare’s Revenge – and how to keep wells clean; what makes them dirty and dangerous
  • How Newport School Got Greener – thanks to help from some children and their parents
  • I Had A Flower – water for life
  • Jumpy the Germ – and how the flu works
  • The Killers’ Committee – and why Mr Polio and his friends fear the older children who tell everyone about immunisation
  • The Lion Has Fever – and how the clever partridges saved his life by keeping him cool and giving him the right drinks
  • The Little Girl On The Step – and how Julio and Marta made friends with her and made sure she did well at school before she even got there
  • The Market Dentist – and what happens if you don’t look after your teeth properly
  • Not Just A Cold – and how Andrew saved the life of his baby sister because he knew the ‘signs’
  • Old Chicken Eyes – and why not eating fruit and vegetables can seriously affect your chances of catching your dinner
  • The Prince Who Smelled Smoky – and why it isn’t really cool to start puffing without thinking first
  • Sam and Dina – and how looking after my little sister made me a star
  • The Song Competition – and why you need to treat lice, not pretend you do not have them
  • Soonam Is Hungry – what happens when she bites you, what to do then and how to stop her from spending malaria
  • Uncle George Feeds His Baby – how he wanted the best food for her and, in the end, listened to what the children learnt in school
  • Wally the Worm – and why we should all give him the red card
  • Zzzizi Drinks Blood – and how malaria happens

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Children for Health: Children as Partners in Health Promotion

by Child to Child - Saturday, 17 October 2020, 3:38 PM

The Child-to-Child approach within Children for Health links children's learning with taking action to promote the health, wellbeing and development of themselves, their families and their communities. This book incorporates practical ways to design, implement and monitor school health programmes.



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Evaluation of Child to Child initiative in South London 2002

by Child to Child - Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 9:20 PM

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.



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Improving Teaching through Health Education in Pakistan

by Child to Child - Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 8:56 PM

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.

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Involving Children in Disaster Risk Reduction

by Child to Child - Thursday, 8 October 2020, 8:06 PM

This manual describes a series of Child to Child activities designed to be carried out with children to involve them in avoiding risks and mitigating the consequences of disasters, in order to make children’s and young people’s lives safer and better by: raising awareness of the risks that children encounter in their surroundings; helping children play an active role in reducing the risks and dangers in their lives; and helping children learn how to protect themselves.



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Le Livre des Ressources – Modules d’activités enfant-à-enfant

by Child to Child - Friday, 8 January 2021, 4:53 PM

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.

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Life Skills Education Toolkit for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in India

by Child to Child - Thursday, 8 October 2020, 8:56 PM

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.



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Portuguese materials: Um guia prático - Empoderando crianças como cidadãs atuantes

by Child to Child - Monday, 26 October 2020, 9:05 PM

Este manual é dirigido para o uso de qualquer pessoa interessada em iniciar um projeto CtC.CtC é uma abordagem para promover saúde e desenvolvimento comunitário conduzida por crianças. Se baseia na crença de que crianças podem ser ativamente envolvidas em suas comunidades e na solução de problemas comunitários. 

Incluindo fichas de atividades sobre pneumonia e malária.



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Resource book - Activity Sheets

by Child to Child - Friday, 9 October 2020, 12:28 AM

The Child to Child Resource Book is one of the most widely used Child to Child publications. Its popularity led it to be translated and adapted into 31 languages.

This Resource Book targets practitioners, trainers, advocates of children’s participation and others. It contains Activity Sheets, which are designed to serve as a model for them to adapt and create materials that suit the context and realities specific to the countries in which they work. The process of adapting, improving and creating materials is an important vehicle through which we can deliver quality health education that encourages meaningful children’s participation in health and development. We hope this book is a valuable step in making the goal of delivering quality health education a reality for the world’s children.

PDF document 2.3 and 2.4 Growing and Eating Vegetables + Breastfeeding.pdf
PDF document 3.1 Our teeth.pdf
PDF document 3.2 Looking after our eyes.pdf
PDF document 3.3 Childrens faeces and hygiene.pdf
PDF document 3.4 Clean, safe water.pdf
PDF document 3.5 Our neighbourhood.pdf
PDF document 4.1 and 4.2- Preventing accidents + Road safety.pdf
PDF document 4.3 First Aid.pdf
PDF document 5.1 Children with disabilities.pdf
PDF document 5.2 Helping children whon do not See or Hear well.pdf
PDF document 5.3 and 6.1- Helping Children with Learning Difficulties + Caring for children with Diarrhoea.pdf
PDF document 6.10 DIABETES MELLITUS.pdf
PDF document 6.2 Caring for children who are sick.pdf
PDF document 6.3 Intestinal worms.pdf
PDF document 6.4 Immunisation.pdf
PDF document 6.5 Polio.pdf
PDF document 6.6 Cholera.pdf
PDF document 6.7 Coughs, colds, Pneumonia (A.R.I.).pdf
PDF document 6.8 Malaria.pdf
PDF document 6.9 Bird Flu.pdf
PDF document 7.1 Smoking and drugs.pdf
PDF document 7.2 Medicines.pdf
PDF document 7.3 Preventing HIV and AIDS.pdf
PDF document 8.1 and 8.2 Street Children + Institutionalised Children.pdf
PDF document 8.3 Helping children whose friends or relatives died.pdf
PDF document 8.4 Children who experience war, disaster or conflict.pdf
PDF document 9.1 How HIVAIDS affects childrens life.pdf
PDF document 9.2 No child should be alone.pdf
PDF document 9.3 Building good memories.pdf
PDF document 02 Preface and table of contents.pdf
PDF document 1.1 Playing with babies.pdf
PDF document 1.2 Play for Pre-school children.pdf
PDF document 1.3 Understanding Childrens feelings.pdf
PDF document 1.4 Helping children who do not go to school.pdf
PDF document 1.5 A place to play.pdf
PDF document 1.6 Puberty, Parenthood and Sexual Health.pdf
PDF document 2.1 Feeding children 6m-2yrs.pdf
PDF document 2.2 Feeding your children.pdf
PDF document 9.4 Helping each other to cope with loss.pdf
PDF document 9.5 protecting Inheritance and raising Funds.pdf
PDF document 9.6 Planning for the future.pdf
PDF document How to use Child to Child activity sheets.pdf
PDF document How to create an activity sheet.pdf


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The river of hope : Child-centred approaches to HIV and AIDS. A resource manual for working with children and their communities

by Child to Child - Friday, 9 October 2020, 12:19 AM

This resource manual has been written for people working with children and young people (aged 8-18) in communities affected by HIV and AIDS. It was developed by organisations in the Kenya, Uganda and the UK as part of a project on Child-Centred approaches to HIV and AIDS. The manual aims to provide a resource of ideas, experiences and practical activities that will encourage children and young people to help each other understand and cope with the impact of HIV and AIDS.



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Un Libro de Consulta – Guia de Actividades nino a nino

by Child to Child - Thursday, 8 October 2020, 8:32 PM

Niño-a-Niño es una manera de enseñar salud, estimulando a los niños a participar activamente en el proceso de aprendizaje y poner en práctica lo que han aprendido. Pues Child to Child aspire a asegurar que los niños y niñas se benefician de este enfoque en todo el mundo. 

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