CHAMPIONS OF CHILDREN
The COVID-19 Playful Parenting team's collaboration has brought together global agencies, governments, universities, NGOs, and community organisations to provide evidence-informed playful parenting resources to an unprecedented number of people in just a few months of intense work since the COVID-19 pandemic started.
Check their amazing stories and see how they help make a real difference in the lives of parents, caregivers and children!
CAMEROON | Broadcasting the COVID-19 Parenting through 55 media houses
Our team is working with the Society for the Promotion of Initiatives in Sustainable Development and Welfare (SOPISDEW) in Bamenda, Cameroon. SOPISDEW is also working with Foundation Hirondelle, a Swiss NGO, to broadcast the COVID-19 Parenting information through 55 media houses in Cameroon using our radio scripts. Daily announcements on the resources are made via CBS radio in Bamenda, and families are given focused support The Chief Clinical Counsellor and Social Worker at the organisation shared one mother’s story.
UNICEF Lao PDR | Reaching 1 million people across the country
UNICEF Lao PDR has formed close partnerships with various Ministries, Mass Organizations in Lao PDR, UN and INGOs, which has led to our parenting resources being used for the development of multiple radio and TV programmes targeting to reach 1 million people across the country. The parenting tips have also been shared on their website, social media platforms and disseminated through existing networks and quarantine camps, which collectively reached around 100,000 people.
See more about UNICEF Lao PDR here.
SUDAN | Reaching 300,000 families
In Sudan, we have reached an estimated 300,000 families with the COVID-19 resources through churches, businesses, schools and social media. The tip sheets were distributed across major Coptic Christian churches, through businesses such as the DAL group and on Facebook, WhatsApp and as posters throughout Khartoum.
Kyrgyzstan Without Orphans | Short animated videos reach 2 million viewers
This innovative organisation has created short animated videos based on each of our parenting tips which have reached an estimated 2 million viewers on National TV as well as social media and have inspired other countries with Russian-speaking families to do the same. They have also distributed these resources by creating a Telegram channel used to share ‘Daily Tips' with users, and have printed them to easily share with people who do not have access to the internet.
View the videos here.
See more about Kyrgyztan Without Orphans here.
Forgotten Voices Malawi | Reaching 8 million listeners throughout the country
Featured on Blantyre Synod Radio as a permanent guest, Forgotten Voices has been spreading tips and parenting advice to over 8 million listeners throughout Malawi - this approach filled a direct need in the community to challenge norms and strengthen families and will continue to impact families even after Covid-19 has passed. They have also shared the tips on their social media and have been asked to train pastors from over 37 churches with family strengthening tools, reaching over 2000 households.
See more about Forgotten Voices here.
Paraguay Without Orphans | Reaching 3000 families and 1,1 million people on social media
Paraguay Without Orphans has made it possible for over 3000 families across the country to receive our parenting tips along with food parcels by connecting with pastors, leaders and the Ministry of Children. The First Lady of Paraguay has also shared our tips on social media - reaching 1,1 million people. They have also recognised a need for a 'positive parenting helpline' and are working towards that!
See more about Paraguay Without Orphans here.
VIVA Network India | Reaching 10,000 children in 16 countries
Viva Network India has developed an innovative, accessible phone-call based family mentoring programme based on the "COVID-19: 24/7 Parenting" Tip Sheets created by End Violence and others. Viva will reach more than 10,000 children in 16 countries through this programme and has made it available online for other organisations to use.
Viva welcomes wider use of these materials and can offer a range of tools to support implementation by your organisation. Please contact Anna Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or find out more at their website here.
MAPA PROGRAM by PLH-Philippines | Bringing together more than 8000 participants in fun & effective ways
Since June, numerous webinars have detailed the content of the tip sheets and provided a fun and effective learning environment using role-plays and practical examples. These include a special series of 4 sessions developed in collaboration with Philippines Department of Social Welfare (DSWD), UNICEF Philippines, and Philippine Red Cross, and which brought together more than 8000 participants.
Watch PLH Philippines's Webinar on Positive Parenting in the Time of COVID-19 here.
See more on PLH Philippines here.
Macedonian RISE Team at the Instisute Alternativa | Sharing parenting resources in creative ways
Macedonian RISE Team at the Instisute Alternativa have created a 6-session online parenting course using our parenting tips as a foundational resource for the videos they created and shared on social media. They have also started a telephone counselling line for parents which is available for 20 hours a week.
See their Facebook page here.
MWENDO Kenya | Reaching 6064 households
This organisation have merged our tipsheets with Viral load suppression messaging and adhere.nce support messaging and delivered through the M-Health platform. They have reached 6064 households via M-health platform.