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How-to Guide: Child-Led School Health Education Programs

Explores the ways that children can be mobilized as leaders in the effort to create more healthful school environments and communities. A child’s health status is a major determinant in whether or not s/he will succeed in school. Reducing environmental threats to health and promoting healthy behaviors can positively impact attendance and achievement at a school. The guide also describes the need for effective partnerships among schools, community groups, and ministries and other government service providers. These are important to leveraging the enthusiasm of the students for school health and creating a foundation for long term sustainability.

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Letter from CRS Education Technical Advisors 4
Letter from CRS/Ghana Country Representative 5
Introduction 7
1. Why School Children? 10
2. How to Spark Children's Interest in Starting a Club 12
3. Establishing Partnerships 15
4. Involving Children in the Start-Up and Governance of Clubs 27
5. Success Stories of Child Participation 26
6. Building Sustainability in CRS/Ghana's School Health Program 27
7. Monitoring of Projects and Activities 29
8. Content of Training Programs 31
9. Challenges Facing School Health Clubs and Suggestions for Improvement 33
CRS in Ghana 35

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