Children for Health language booklets second posting

31 October, 2019

Dear All

I am very sorry to post this again. The previous message about this had a broken link to our booklets which I thought was rate important to tell you!!

So here is the message again and this time with the correct link.


Clare Hanbury

Dear All

This has been quite a feat but AT LAST we are very pleased to announce that our 100 health messages booklets in EIGHTEEN languages are now available to download from our website. Each PDF booklet has ten sets of 10 messages for children to learn and share in the following topics:

1. Early Childhood Development

2. Coughs, Colds & Other Serious Illnesses

3. Immunization

4. Malaria

5. Diarrhoea

6. Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

7. Nutrition & Growth

8. Intestinal Worms

9. Injury Prevention

10. HIV & AIDS

As well as the ten sets of 10 messages there is additional content on ideas for activities that can be done with children to help them understand, learn and share these key messages.

1. Assamese

2. Bengali

3. Gujerati

4. Hindi

5. Kannada

6. Khasi

7. Konkani

8. Malayalam

9. Marathi

10. Oriya

11. Punjabi

12. Tamil

13. Telugu

14. Urdu

15. English

16. French

17. Portuguese (for Mozambique)

18. Swahili

Please click this link to go to our page where you can download the languages of your choice. The booklets are shown at the bottom of the message.

We have been VERY pleased to work with *Translators without Borders* on this project and we could not have done it without the outstanding help of their volunteers.

Our Assamese version is already in its second edition thanks to the help of a second team of translators who spotted a few errors in our first edition and our Urdu booklet was type set by a team in Pakistan.

One of our HIFA members has organised translation into Ewe and Twi (for Ghana) AND this member is also organising translation into Khmer.

We would welcome others to come forward any help translate the booklet into other languages. We are actively seeking someone who could help us with 'Bemba' for Zambia and 'Tetu' for Timor-Leste.

Worldreader would like to make them available from their platform too.

Thank you to all! Firstly to Nand Wadhwani who inspired us to get this going. Many, many, many thanks to John Pettigrew who prepared the language files for our website and to Melwyn Jensen who typeset 17 of the booklets so they can be downloaded.

Please share these booklets far and wide with your networks!

We would of course love your comments and feedback and help with any mistakes that you spot in the translations.

Best wishes