An exciting process is underway in Zambia, as Clowns Without Borders South Africa (CWBSA) collaborates with a non-profit partner, the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, CIDRZ, to develop the content needed for the Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) implementors app.
PLH is a suite of open-access, non-commercialised parenting programmes to prevent violence in low-resource settings.
Many facilitators find they are not able to practise their skills when needed or are restricted by limited support. The implementors app, PLH Connect, aims to fill that gap and act as a support tool for facilitators as personalised support during the implementation of parenting programmes.
CWBSA will join CIDRZ facilitators, IDEMS International and the Global Parenting Initiative to review the existing content, test acceptability and useability, as well as develop videos and scripts.
Pilot testing with facilitators in multiple countries will hopefully start next year.