Super Better Children for Health - Developed in ZAMBIA!

8 December, 2022

Dear Friends

I am delighted to share the launch of our new publication Superbetter Children for Health.

SuperBetter Children for Health is a Toolkit for teachers, co-created by Children for Health and Kelvin Nsekwila. The content and activities have all been tested and revised with the children of the SuperBetter Children’s Club, Sansamwenje, Isoka District, Zambia.

The idea is to build up children’s social and emotional vocabulary and skills, provide tools that promote wellbeing and then work alongside them to solve real life health challenges by undertaking quests. As with all our publications, at the heart of the approach running through this book, we seek to mobilise and support children as resourceful agents of change.

The Toolkit was developed with the support of our ally, SuperBetter. SuperBetter and the SuperBetter logo are registered trademarks of SuperBetter, LLC. The SuperBetter model was invented by Jane McGonigal, an American researcher and video game designer. SuperBetter is available as a book and an app. We have repurposed the SuperBetter model as a curriculum that can be used in low-resource settings, in mainstream schools, or as part of an after-school club.

Thank you

Read more about it here

Download the SuperBetter Toolkit here

HIFA profile: Clare Hanbury is director of Children for Health. She qualified as a teacher in the UK and then worked in schools in Kenya and Hong Kong. After an MA in Education in Developing Countries and 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 cchild health and education programmes in numerous countries. Clare has worked with these ideas alongside vulnerable groups of children such as refugees and street children. Since her MSc in International Maternal and Child Health, Clare focused on helping government and non-government programmes to design and deliver child-centered health and education programmes where children are active participants. Clare has worked in many countries in East and Southern Africa and in Pakistan, Cambodia and the Yemen. In July 2013, Clare founded the NGO, Children for Health and develops health education materials and and works on health education programmes alongside partners all over the world. Clare is a member of the HIFA Working Group on Information for Citizens, Parents and Children and the CHIFA (child health and rights) Steering Group.

Email: clare.hanbury AT