Public education for environmental health (2)

12 April, 2019

You are right Joseph,

So any public education programmes that are conducted need to included working with people to understand their specific issues and then working with them to come up with solutions some of which will be within their control and some aspects will not. So it's not just about 'learning' but learning to take action and about not accepting the status quo.

As you know our work is in working with children in exactly this way - not just teaching them "do this and do that" but working with them to understand specific challenges and solutions and making them feel their actions can have an impact.

Beet wishes


HIFA profile: Clare Hanbury qualified as a teacher in the UK and began her career teaching 6-13 year old children in schools in Kenya and Hong Kong. For many years, Clare worked for The Child-to-Child Trust based at the University of London's Institute of Education where, alongside Hugh Hawes and Professor David Morley she worked to help embed the Child-to-Child ideas of children's participation in health into government and non-government child health and education programmes in numerous countries. Clare has continued to work to promote these ideas as a freelance adviser and trainer. She has worked in East and Southern Africa, Pakistan, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Yemen. In 2013, Clare founded Children for Health, a British Registered Charity that provides accurate engaging health information for those working or living with children and inspiring them to use fun methods to mobilise children as health activists in their families and communities. Clare is a member of the HIFA Working Group on Information for Citizens, Parents and Children. Email: clare.hanbury AT