Puberty Health for Migrant Children

by Shanghai Roots & Shoots
Puberty Health for Migrant Children
Puberty Health for Migrant Children
Puberty Health for Migrant Children
Puberty Health for Migrant Children
Puberty Health for Migrant Children
Puberty Health for Migrant Children
Puberty Health for Migrant Children
Puberty Health for Migrant Children

In the past three months, we have been working on designing the 4th edition of picture book on puberty health. The theme of this picture book is School Bullying and the picture book is planed to be printed out in late October. We also organized an art therapy activity, called Colored Plasticene Zoo, for 40 grade 3 students in Tangwan Migrant school. This activity is to facilitate each student to make his/her favorite animal and least favorite animal to form a zoo. Then ask the students to image if they were their favorite animals living in the zoo with their least favorite animals, what they would do to get well along with their least favorite animals. This activity was held on the afternoon of September 22nd, 2023, 14 volunteers came to Tangwan Migrant School to facilitate the activity. The students happily completed their colored plasticene work and communicated with volunteers.

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As is a part of puberty education, we worked with a group of professionals to provide sex education for migrant children. On April 24th and May 8th, 12 instructors came to Wenhui School and delivered workshops for 326 students from Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 5. In the class, the instructors help children identify the private parts of their bodies and learn how to protect or react if their privacies were violated through interactive games, scenarios, dolls, and drawing. After the class, many children gathered around the instructor and asked: "Teacher, I love your class! When will you come back to teach us again? We believe this class left a deep impression on the children and will make a difference in their lives.

To better complement the children's sexual health education, we also delivered training for 13 parents and 24 teachers through PTA on April 26 and April 28. The participants said that through the training they started to establish a different understanding of sex education which they were reluctant or embarrassed to talk about previously. 

We know that one workshop is not enough to break the taboo of sex talk in family education. In the following months, we will continue to work with the professionals to develop more interactive and educational workshops and appropriate contents for the children and their parents. 

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We designed and printed the third picture book about prevention of trafficking for the migrant chidren and their parents in the program partner schools. The book described eight senarios of trafficking through pictures and short sentences. We also provided audio documents for the students to listen to while they were reading the book. We also encouraged the students using this book to telll the trafficking stories to their parents to improve the parents' awareness of prevention trafficking.

Our plan was also to invite students and their parents to play the roles in the eight trafficking senarios, however, the plan had to be delayed by the spread of COVID in December of 2022. we will continute to conduct this plan in the new semester. 

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In the autumn semester of 2022, we continue to do the work of health and hygiene education and provide services for the migrant children on our project. From September to November, we did optometry checkups for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students of the project partner schools. Totally, 869 students received the checkups. 

We also provided teaching video for parner schools' teachers to teach puberty health lessons to the 3rd and 4th grade students. The lesson included what girls and boys would experience during the period of puberty, and what hygiene issues they should pay attention to, so that they would feel relax and know what to do when they face these body changes.

We provided personal hygiene and health lessons to the first grade students. As the lowest grade students, they more urgently need support to form good hygiene and health habits. We designed a serial of lessons for both the parents and the students to learn.

hygiene lesson
hygiene lesson
Puberty health lesson
Puberty health lesson
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Knwon by the world, Shanghai experienced a two month lockdwon from this April to June. Actually students in Shanghai started learning from home as early as mid March. KidStrong recognized several important needs that migrant children have  and acoordingly initiated activities to help migrant children keep mental and physical health during the lockdown.

Activity 1: On line quiz on personal hygiene methods to help migrant children battle COVID. 

Invite migrant students of KidStrong partner schools to participate in the on line quiz to win the prize. 

Activity 2: Fun games to protect eye sight

Encourage the migrant studnets to do the games to protect their eye sight and have fun while learning from home. Please find the playing game video via links below: 

1) paper aircraft 

2) fly ring

3) shoot letters

4) hit balloon

Activity 3: Talent show in lockdown

Instruments, games, and drawings that the migrant students played at home during lockdown. Please see the video via link below: 

Activity 4: On line parent-child eye sight protection workshop

Experts communicate with migrant parents and their children to answer eyesight and prescription eyeglasses related questions. 

Activity 5: Food delivery

The lockdown plunged many migrant students' families into a dire situation. Confined to their small apartments, the students' parents had little or no income without a job while prices for necessities such as food had increased significantly. Upon hearing about the food shortage problems, KidStrong responded immediately by organizing food drives.

Please see the migrant families' responses on food delivery via link below: 

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Shanghai Roots & Shoots

Location: Shanghai, China - China
Project Leader:
Megan Li
Shanghai , China
$5,150 raised of $50,000 goal
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