Planning and Conducting Wellbeing Days: One-Stop Shop for Services to Young Children and their Caregivers

June 5, 2017
Authors: Setungoane Letsatsi-Kojoana, Ana Maria Ferraz de Campos
Organization: CRS

The Wellbeing Day model has derived from the Station Days methodology. Station Days 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.The Station Days methodology was adapted by CRS Lesotho in 2012 to help address the service needs of children under the age of 5. While built upon the same station-to-station approach pioneered in 2003, the make-up of each Wellbeing Day station has been revamped around 5 key areas that are critical to the development of children. These areas are: Nutrition, Health, Sanitation, Child Rights and Protection and Education, both for parents and children.  This simple guide helps explain how to organize and monitor Wellbeing Days to achieve optimum participation from children, their caregivers, and service providers while increasing coverage and access to services which will fulfill the rights of the child and family.