Life Skills Education Resources

This section has resources that illustrate the use of the Child to Child approach in promoting life skills for children while spanning themes like child protection and education. They include materials from the following projects: 

    • Hearing All Voices - our programme promoting participation in London schools in 2011. 
    • Pikin to Pikin Tok - our signature radio for education programme in Sierra Leone, developed in the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak in 2014. 
    • Blue Cross Alcohol Prevention program for Children 2020

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Child-to-Child Training and Disaster Risk Reduction - French version: Formation Enfant pour Enfant et la Réduction des Risques des Désastres

by Child to Child - Monday, 11 January 2021, 12:56 PM

This training manual provides information and training activities for a training workshop during which participants learn how to use the Child to Child approach. In particular, this manual focuses on involving children in Disaster Risk Management and Reduction.


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Final Evaluation Pikin to Pikin Tok Project Sierra Leone

by Child to Child - Thursday, 8 October 2020, 6:38 PM

When the Ebola outbreak halted all educational activities in Sierra Leone in December 2014, we commissioned an award-winning radio production team to produce the radio educational series Pikin to Pikin Tok. The project ended in 2016 and we can now share the final evaluation, written by the Institute for Development (IfD).



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Hearing All Voices – Transforming the Lives of Vulnerable Youth: The power of participation

by Child to Child - Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 2:16 PM

Hearing All Voices was designed to promote resilience and meaningful student engagement amongst MARS and NEET pupils across a range of London based secondary schools and FE colleges. This offers insight into what can happen when there is a radical shift in the relationships between adults and young people, a shift which disrupts the traditional power dynamics typically found in educational settings.


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Life Skills Manual for Alcohol Prevention 2020

by Child to Child - Monday, 27 June 2022, 4:19 PM

This toolkit was developed as part of the Blue Cross Alcohol Prevention Program for Children in collaboration with Child to Child and field experience and lessons learned in the Kisumu, Kenya pilot program indicates that the LSE Program (implemented with children in four schools since 2018) has led to promising changes in knowledge, behavior and attitudes among children, young people and through their interaction, in their families and communities.

The Toolkit is a comprehensive package comprised of:
a) Facilitators’ Training Manual  - The Alcohol Prevention Life Skills Education Facilitators’ Training Manual was designed to train adult facilitators who are planning to use the Life Skills Education (LSE) Toolkit and conduct LSE sessions with children. It has been written to guide the Resource Person.   
b) Life skills toolkit for children on Alcohol and other substance abuse prevention


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Pimlico School in UK Health Schools Initiative Report

by Child to Child - Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 9:00 PM

Part of the Healthy Schools Initiative, the Pimlico School implemented a Child to Child project early 2006 to increase young people’s participation in health sessions. The project had an overwhelmingly positive impact on the students participating in the project, on the school, and on the facilitators.



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UK Child to Child Initiative with marginalised pupils Pilot Report

by Child to Child - Thursday, 8 October 2020, 8:52 PM

In 2011 Child to Child initiated a pilot project ‘A participatory action-based approach to empower and integrate marginalised pupils’ in South London, which involved a series of weekly child-to-child activities for refugee and asylum-seeking children. This evaluation report shows that the project outcomes have been achieved; pupils have improved their language, communication and life skills, along with their engagement with the school and community.


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UNGEI Case Study: Child Centred Education through Radio Project in Sierra Leone

by Child to Child - Thursday, 8 October 2020, 6:51 PM

The Pikin to Pikin Tok education through radio project has been recognised by the UN Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI) for its transformative impact on girls’ education, and the way in which gender issues are addressed in communities in post-Ebola Sierra Leone.

This case study was commissioned to document how effectively radio was used as a means to deliver:

  • early years and life skills educational content
  • psychosocial support to address the range of issues affecting children and young people impacted by Ebola.

The study was conducted by researchers from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Pikin to Pikin Movement and Child to Child. Findings include powerful examples of how messages on issues from teen pregnancy to hand-washing were relayed and retained, and how learning from the Story Time and Under the Mango Tree programmes was linked to the real lives of children.