For a holistic approach to helping nurture and sustain development of children from zero to five, we need to identify the problem holistically too.
Who are we designing for?
What value are we trying to create?
When do we need to time our
Children around the world lack access to formal education. Some live on the street and are forced to work at very young ages. The "Mobile School" brings street workers together with street children as they engage in games that target the discovery
In Caxias do Sul, an industrial city at the southern part of Brazil, there are families living in low income areas that are not attended by the public social programs.
The Mão Amiga project started in 2009, with the intention to help those famili
We did in-depth phone interviews with parents in various regions of Tanzania, as well as an SMS poll for parents that was promoted through national TV (as part of our edutainment program, Ubongo Kids). The goal was to learn what challenges parents f
Child development is a transformative process that occurs biologically, psychologically, & emotionally among children from birth to adolescence. Several research and interest groups have evaluated the effect of play as a strong factor that promotes
As our lives are getting more fast-paced all over the world, children are also experiencing this lifestyle since ealry ages: time to go to school, to play, to study english, to dance school, etc.
As children are busy by appointments and schedules,
Non-compliance to polio immunization is a major challenge to effectively reaching 100% coverage of the vaccine across Nigeria and eliminate polio transmission. One solution to address non-compliance has been the introduction of health camps, mobile o
The importance of considering the life course approach for reducing health inequities, and the importance of early childhood development within this, is highlighted by Sir Michael Marmot: The Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) – Closi
With Southbank London MeetUp Group we looked at extreme places where children in their early years development hugely influenced by civil war in Syria.
The most vulnerable children are those who remain inside Syria, who risk death, illness, abus
contribution from London MeetUp group
Makoko Floating School is a prototype floating structure, built for the historic water community of Makoko, located on the lagoon heart of Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos. As a pilot project, it has taken an inn
In the challenge I served as a translator. I facilitated community connector roles for the Amplify program’s Global Conversations project. The many insights brought up in the research phase have given me understanding and confidence that, There are
The urbanization in Nepal has increased rural urban migration and there are more than 137 slums in Nepal. The people in slums have informal employment opportunities where they earn low amount despite hardships throughout the day. They are deprived of
There are many environmental pollutants and toxins that adversely effect the health and development of children worldwide. The burden is heavier on children in the developing world where there is often no governmental oversight to the use of certain
Access to information and opportunities for learning in parallel to some of the technology limitations and restricted access have emerged as two important themes while I was reading the research posted during this phase. I remembered a project starte
In low-income countries, malnutrition is one of the main causes of child mortality. Poor nutrition in the early years can severely affect the physical and cognitive development of a child. In addition, the right nutrition in the first 2-5 years infl
Media can influence parents and children, both positively and negatively. In Brazil, in this year, it was approved the law forbidding advertising directly targeted for children.
Exposed earlier to all kinds of media - TV, radio, internet, mobiles