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Manuals | June 7, 2017

Planning and Conducting Well Being Days

One-Stop Shop for Services to Young Children and Their Caregivers

The Wellbeing Day model has derived from the Station Days methodology. Station Day is a child and parent-friendly and participatory day-long monitoring and evaluation field activity to assist project staff, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their caregivers to appreciate critical issues affecting the children’s lives and to understand the impact of the project.

Station Days was a concept originally piloted by Tsungirirai Welfare Organization in 2003 in Zimbabwe. Tsungirirai (which means persevere and have courage) is a community-based organization serving children in peri-urban and rural areas of Norton, Zimbabwe. CRS Zimbabwe began working with the organization as part of its Support To Replicable Innovative, Village/community Efforts (STRIVE) project. STRIVE originally received funding from USAID, and is now funded by UNICEF. Through information-sharing and exchange visits, other CRS Zimbabwe partners have adopted Station Days as a methodology, including a partner that works on livelihoods security projects. Later, Station Days was adapted by the MOVE (Mountain Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s Empowerment) and HEAR ME (HIV Education for Adolescents Response Motivation and Empowerment) projects implemented by CRS Lesotho in 2007.

  • Introduction
  • Planning and Preparation
    • PLANNING
      • COORDINATING WITH SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • VENUE SELECTION
    • PREPARING
      • COMMUNITY PREPARATION
      • SERVICE PROVIDER PREPARATION
      • STATION PREPARATION
  • Preparation Calendar
    • 4 WEEKS BEFORE THE WELLBEING DAY
    • 3 WEEKS BEFORE THE WELLBEING DAY
    • 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE WELLBEING DAY
    • 1 WEEK BEFORE THE WELLBEING DAY
    • 2 DAYS BEFORE THE WELLBEING DAY
    • THE DAY BEFORE THE WELLBEING DAY
    • THE WELLBEING DAY
    • THE DAY AFTER THE WELLBEING DAY
  • Organizing the Stations
    • BASIC MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES FOR STATIONS
    • STATION DESCRIPTIONS
      • REGISTRATION STATION
      • HEALTH STATION
      • HIV STATION
      • BIRTH REGISTRATION STATION
      • ADULT EDUCATION STATION
      • NUTRITION STATION
      • HYGIENE AND SANITATION STATION
      • PLAY STATION
      • LUNCH AND SNACK STATION
      • ASSESSMENT STATION
  • Good Practices during the Wellbeing Day
    • AT THE REGISTRATION STATION
    • INVITING A CHILD INTO THE STATION
    • BEFORE STARTING THE SESSION OR PROVIDING A SERVICE
    • INTERVIEWING AND ASKING QUESTIONS
    • WHEN YOU HAVE PROVIDED A SERVICE
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Tools
    • DATA COLLECTION
    • DATA ANALYSIS
    • REPORTING RESULTS AND WRITING RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Annexes
    • ANNEX 1. SAMPLE COMMUNITY INVITATION LETTER
    • ANNEX 2. SAMPLE INVITATION LETTER FOR LOCAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
    • ANNEX 3. WELLBEING DAY PREPARATION CHECKLIST
    • ANNEX 4. SAMPLE FORMS
      • Child Record Form
      • Service Card
      • Wellbeing Day Referral Form
      • Knowledge and Practices Assessment Form
    • ANNEX 5. SAMPLE WELLBEING DAY REPORT
    • ANNEX 6. STEPS FOR MAKING TIPPY TAPS
    • ANNEX 7. GAME IDEAS FOR THE PLAY STATION