Resources and Publications

We work with our local partners to create learning resources appropriate for the areas we work in and available to all.

Health Education and Literacy Project for Women, Pakistan: independent report published

Independent Final Programme Evaluation of ‘Health Education and Literacy Project for Women’ (HELP) Narowal, Pakistan. The project was funded by Big Lottery Fund.

‘Feed the Minds collaborated with the National Rural Development Programme (NRDP) to implement HELP in 150 villages in Narowal District, where no trained health service providers were available. 8,100 individuals were directly supported to obtain mother and child health knowledge and increase timely access to health services, and a further 134,150 men and women benefited from the improvements. The overall objective was to improve the health of pregnant women and their children in rural communities in the targeted villages.’

You can download the Executive Summary of the report here.

Maternal Health Project: Badin District Final Report.

We have been working in Pakistan for several years on a project with the National Rural Development Programme.

With funding from DFID, we helped thousands of people across the region improve their health and well-being.

Our project has now completed and we are delighted to launch this independent evaluation report.

You can download the report here: Final Version – Badin Evaluation Report 2017

Education Center for the Advancement of Women (ECAW): independent report published

In Kenya, we work with ECAW to combat the cruel and brutal practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Now, we are able to release a report that has recently been released by an independent consultant.

Feed the Minds is very pleased with the report and with the impact of the project.

You can download the full Final ECAW Evaluation here.

NRDP maternal health: second mid-term report

Mid-term external report on Big Lottery funded maternal health project.

Having recently released the mid term report from our DFID-funded maternal health project in Pakistan, we are now happy to be able to release the mid-term report for our Big Lottery funded project. This report evaluates our project in the Narowal district of Pakistan.

Once again, this mid-term report has been produced by Glow Consultants based in Islamabad, Pakistan.  Like our project in Badin, this project is also working with NRDP and is is working to improve health literacy and understanding, and in particular, improve the livelihoods of women and girls who are pregnant and giving birth.

We will share the final report once the project concludes in March 2017.

NRDP maternal health: mid-term report

Mid-term external evaluation on DFID-funded maternal health project.

This mid-term report has been produced by Glow Consultants based in Islamabad, Pakistan. The report is evaluating our DFID-funded maternal health project in the Badin district of the country. The project is working to improve health literacy and understanding, and in particular, improve the livelihoods of women and girls who are pregnant and giving birth.

You can hear about the numerous successes we have had since the project launched in October 2014 within this report, as well as areas where improvement and development is needed. This report will be of particular interest to organisations working in health, the empowerment of females, and the community collaboration.

We will share the final report once the project concludes in March 2017.

Self-Esteem

Self esteemSelf- Esteem Report

This report draws on the notes, observations and group work from participants of the forum, Self-esteem: the missing factor, on April 13th 2015, hosted by Feed the Minds. This cross-organisational workshop was inspired by the Education and Rights project in partnership with Sudan Evangelical Mission (SEM), supported by the Baring-Ellerman Foundation. Feed the Minds is grateful to presenters, participants and our donor, the Baring-Ellerman Foundation for such a rich and stimulating discussion.

 

 

Numeracy and Literacy for Trade

numeracy and literacyLiteracy and Numeracy for Trade

In partnership with our partner Craftshare, based in Bo, Sierra Leone, we’ve produced the first (to our knowledge!) facilitator’s manual that combines literacy learning with vocational skills training. A variety of common vocational skills are included, making this a useful training manual for organisations across the global south running vocational training courses based on local markets. Different literacy levels are commonly encountered in adult education workshops; this manual has ideas for facilitators that engage with, and develop the skills of, these different levels, with examples linking to specific vocational trades. Please feel free to download and use – any feedback is much appreciated!

 

 

Education and Rights

CaptureEducation and rights – a toolkit for facilitators

This guide was produced to support a project called Education and rights for Displaced People in South Sudan implemented by Sudan Evangelical Mission (SEM) in partnership with Feed the Minds and Peacebuilding, Healing and Reconciliation Programme (PHARP)

The toolkit is to be used as an example of how to introduce rights and citizenship into literacy classes. Through the activities literacy learners can be encouraged and supported in becoming  more active citizens, claiming their rights, becoming involved in local decision-making, becoming a member of a committee, or standing in local elections.

 

Embedding Education and Rights into Literacy Programmes – SEM Advisory Paper

CaptureAs part of Feed the Mind’s long term partnership with Sudan Evangelical Mission, in Western Equatoria in South Sudan, we presented a policy paper to the Government of the Republic of South Sudan and other stakeholders on supporting the development of literacy skills through education and rights activities, rather than literacy being a pre-requisite.  The paper has generated debate around the issues and contributed to policy development by the Ministry of Alternative Education Systems, Republic of South Sudan.

Education and Rights Juba Arabic

Education and Rights Moru

 

FGMFGM report

Alternative Practices to Female Genital Mutilation

This research was carried out by Population Council, Kenya, in partnership with Feed the Minds, UK, Education Centre for the Advancement of Women (ECAW), Kenya and Reach Women and Youths Development Organisation (RWAYDO), Kenya. The report was launched at the House of Commons in 2011.

 

 

Storytelling: A tool for promoting peace and literacy

StorytellingThis booklet was produced to support a project called Trauma healing through storytelling, reading and writing funded by Feed the Minds (FTM) in partnership with Peacebuilding, Healing and Reconciliation Programme (PHARP) and Sudan Evangelical Mission (SEM).

The tool was created as a way to help with peace building and reconciliation in areas of unrest. Stories can be a way of enabling people who have experienced discrimination, trauma, stigmatisation or violence to tell their story and be heard. They can raise awareness about sensitive issues like rape, displacement, tribal tension or lack of women’s representation. They can be particularly useful in literacy classes and circles in encouraging
participants to share their experiences, learning to read and write about issues which are important to them and gaining confidence to take action in their lives.

Please feel free to download and use the document.

Storytelling – Bengali

Storytelling – English

Storytelling – Kinyarwanda

Storytelling – Kiswahili