Break the common sense block to engage parents in Timor Leste schools

Sometimes our own worst enemy is common sense. The problem is not that if something makes sense intuitively then it’s wrong. The issue is often people assume common sense solutions are somehow universal. This is the common sense block. Take a look at schools in Timor Leste, where Tulodo’s Nick Goodwin is working with the Australian-funded Partnership for Human Development (PHD) program.Continue reading Break the common sense block to engage parents in Timor Leste schools

Ada Apa dengan Hari Pertama Sekolah?

Hari pertama masuk sekolah seringkali menjadi pengalaman yang mendebarkan. Entah itu perasaan takut karena akan bertemu dengan teman-teman baru, atau cemas karena memikirkan kegalakan guru yang mengajar. Ketika tiba tahun ajaran baru, pasti setiap orang akan mengalami hari pertamanya di sekolah, terlepas dari berapapun kelas mereka atau sepanjang apapun liburan yang mereka jalani sebelum masuk sekolah hari pertama. Akan tetapi, tahun 2016 menjadi tahun ajaran baru yang lebih istimewa daripada tahun-tahun sebelumnya di Indonesia. Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan (Kemendikbud) pada tahun ini memberikan perhatian khusus terhadap Hari Pertama Sekolah dengan melakukan kampanye #HariPertamaSekolah.Continue reading Ada Apa dengan Hari Pertama Sekolah?

How successful are anti-rape campaigns?

Once again, a rape case has become a trending topic. It is because of a provocative article posted by Buzzfeed News. This case involved Brock Turner, a Stanford University student, who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. The article was very influential among the netizens, as reviewed by Adweek. For every person who shared it, 12 more people saw it.Continue reading How successful are anti-rape campaigns?

Corporate behaviour change: Greenpeace takes on Procter & Gamble over commitment to mothers

With all the discussion on nonprofit partnerships with the private sector, a Greenpeace campaign on Procter & Gamble reminds us that the corporation can also be the target of behaviour change campaigns. You may be familiar with P&G’s wildly popular video ‘’Thank You Mom’’, released for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Greenpeace has released a provocative spoof, “Hidden Truth“. WhileContinue reading Corporate behaviour change: Greenpeace takes on Procter & Gamble over commitment to mothers

Share It to End It: Singapore bullying film shortens each time it is shared

An innovative approach to video sharing is engaging viewers in Singapore to reduce bullying. Singapore’s CABCY (Coalition Against Bullying for Children and Youth) together with the Harvest Centre for Research conducted nationwide research on bullying in Singapore in 2006. Data was collected from more than 4,000 students aged 7 to 16 years old and the results were surprising —Continue reading Share It to End It: Singapore bullying film shortens each time it is shared

PSI and Myanmar telcos to launch mobile health information service

According to the Myanmar Times, Population Services International (PSI) is working with telcos, Ooredoo and Telenor, to launch a mobile health app for pregnant women. This app will provide up to date information about health, antenatal care, health ministry services, nutrition, and even malaria prevention. According to a UN report, under-five mortality rates are estimated at 52 perContinue reading PSI and Myanmar telcos to launch mobile health information service

Meet Siti Aminah – world champion health worker

As a small contribution to World Health Workers Week, 8-12 April, we’re telling you the story (via the Jakarta Globe) of 56 year old midwife Siti Aminah, one of 87,000+ midwives in Indonesia who deserve a prize for the amazing work they do to help poor people. Working in Jakarta’s slum areas, Siti turned her own minivan intoContinue reading Meet Siti Aminah – world champion health worker

Bangladesh launches largest ever measles and rubella vaccination campaign

Bangladesh has held the country’s largest ever measles and rubella vaccination campaign, aiming to reach 52 million children aged 9 months to 15 years, according to a UNICEF report. The campaign has seen thousands of vaccinators and volunteers cover more than 170,000 schools and 150,000 immunisation centres over a three-week period. Dr. Purabi Ahmed, project managerContinue reading Bangladesh launches largest ever measles and rubella vaccination campaign

20 of the best videos to support social and behavior change

We’re working on a new advocacy video for a client and have been comparing those with a message on poverty or social change. Here are 20 of our favorites, let us know yours! GetUp Australia: It’s Time (marriage equality) The Girl Effect: The clock is ticking (women and girls) Rainforest Alliance: Follow the frog Global Citizen: Top 5 mythsContinue reading 20 of the best videos to support social and behavior change

Menkes Indonesia mencanangkan Imunisasi Lanjutan pada anak batita

Menkes Indonesia mencanangkan Imunisasi Lanjutan pada anak batita (bawah tiga tahun). Imunisasi lanjutan ini diberikan kepada semua anak usia 1,5 dan 2 tahun, guna meningkatkan kekebalan terhadap campak, difteri, pertusis, tetanus, hepatitis B dan Hib. Program penguatan kekebalan dengan program imunisasi lanjutan akan dimulai tahun ini di  empat propinsi, yaitu Jawa Barat, Yogyakarta, Bali dan NusaContinue reading Menkes Indonesia mencanangkan Imunisasi Lanjutan pada anak batita

Lifebuoy Secret Wash to encourage handwashing

Unilever’s Lifebuoy brand has released a new campaign in India, called ‘Lifebuoy Secret Wash’, to encourage children to wash their hands with soap. There are three versions of the campaign – Cricket Champ, Bollywood Princess and Hulk Power. These combine the functional messages of handwashing with soap at critical times with fun actions based on sport, superheroesContinue reading Lifebuoy Secret Wash to encourage handwashing

Minister Roy Suryo emphasises key challenges for Indonesia’s youth

Indonesia’s Youth and Sports Minister, Roy Suryo, made a keynote speech in Jakarta at the recent Indonesian Diaspora Youth Forum, in which he spoke on the theme, ‘Youth Strategy: Challenges and Opportunities Towards 21st Century’. The Minister said that the two biggest challenges facing young people in Indonesia are business and information technology. The MinisterContinue reading Minister Roy Suryo emphasises key challenges for Indonesia’s youth

UNICEF’s approach to social and behavior change

UNICEF was one of the first organizations to practice and advocate for the use of social and behavior change approaches. UNICEF sees behavior and social change as complementary techniques used to define and address people’s individual, interpersonal and social influences. UNICEF has a Communications for Development Division (C4D), which integrates social and behavior change approachesContinue reading UNICEF’s approach to social and behavior change