Performance management generally focuses on organizations and improvement and needs serious experience and focus. But here is something that places youth in the chair. The question is, with so called YGEN attitudes today, how can anyone seriously suggest development can be done by young people?
Well Clare Hanbury does and this is what she says:
With our help, young people, can help solve society’s health & social justice issues,
We are now living in an amazing transitional time with a generation with new ideas and an extraordinary ability to multi task. These can doers are trail blazers with a disregard for expertise and a heightened sense of personal power. They believe theirs is the only way and they are ready to do the work
Many of Clare’s publications on HIV, AIDS, and Refugees and her radio broadcasts with children, anti-personnel landmine safety are available for free. Others are available from the website www.child-to-child.org. She also speaks in many forums and publishes a regular blog.
The book includes examples and practical suggestions on how to implement an integrated approach to school health promotion and the provision of quality health education for children around the world.
She has also contributed to other publications such as First Choices she tells me its new incarnation entitled “Our Future” is a splendid series published and distributed for free by the International AIDS alliance. She said she is more than happy to provide more detail on any this for anyone interested.
I also asked her about her Copenhagen talk which she said was the outcome of a long-standing relationship with colleagues at DANIDA (Danish Government AID) born out of practical field work done in Kenya She went on to say,
This in a fertile area of Kenya where families grow French beans for supermarkets! This makes the high malnutrition figures in this area all the more tragic. Anyway the work of the children really took hold. They were advocates and teachers in their own families and really made a difference.
I feel very privileged to have connected with Clare, who knows how to work with youth so they can make a difference for us all. I recommend the Clare Hanbury site as one you should add to your RSS feed. Then you can stay focused on her message as she continues to reinforce it in her work. Maybe there is also something you can do to help.
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