The Open University's CREATE curriculum is designed to provide health workers in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with a general introduction to children’s rights and their application to day to day work practice. It will also be of interest to all those wanting to explore child rights and the ways to apply child rights practices to their work.
It has been developed through a partnership between the MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation based in Arusha, Tanzania,  the Open University in the UK and Child Rights Education for Professionals (CRED-PRO), an international programme committed to strengthening understand and application of children’s rights in professional practice.

The curriculum is available online and can also be downloaded as a pdf. It can be used by individuals wishing to learn more about children’s rights or it can be used by tutors, teachers, or lecturers wishing to incorporate children’s rights into their professional courses. It is open educational resource, with few copyright restrictions, so can be adapted to accommodate the needs of particular students, or for relevance to other countries. It can be used as a complete course or taken in parts to complement other learning. A tutor guide has also been developed to provide guidance on how to use the materials and incorporate them into training courses.


The course takes about 1 hour to complete.  There are five modules:

1. Childhood and children's rights - Understanding childhood, Child development, Children's needs and rights.

2. Children's rights and the law - International and regional laws, National laws and policies, The right to health

3. Children's rights and health practice - The child as an active participant, Best interest of the child and non-discrimination, Addressing violence against children, Child-friendly health facilities and standards.

4. Children's rights in the wider environment: the role of the health worker - Understanding the social determinants of health in the context of children's rights, Advocating for children's rights, Community mobilisation: practical strategies.

5. Children's rights: planning monitoring and evaluation - Action planning and implementation, Monitoring and evaluation in your practice.

This content is made available by The Open University under a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence.


PHAP Credentialing Program: International Legal Frameworks for Humanitarian Action

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This course will help you prepare for the PHAP Credentialing Program certification in International Legal Frameworks for Humanitarian Action.

In particular, the course addresses some aspects of segment 2.1 of the certification outline.

Read more about the PHAP Credentialing Program