CHDC is part of a multi-country collaboration led by Oxford University UK, which has received funding from LEGO and OAK Foundations to undertake a project entitled: Global Parenting Initiative (GPI). This is a five-year collaboration that aims to provide access to free, evidence-based, playful parenting support to every parent, everywhere, so that they are equipped with the knowledge and tools to help their children realise their learning potential and to prevent child sexual abuse and exploitation and family violence. The GPI involves the rapid development and evaluation of open-source, playful parenting programmes delivered through digital and hybrid human-digital platforms. These innovations, co-developed with children and families in Africa and Asia, involve families receiving remote parenting programmes through online chat groups (ParentChat), automated text messages (ParentText), app-based support (ParentApp), and multimedia – all adaptable to be integrated with in- person programmes. The Uganda work-package seeks to test the transferability of the Parenting for Life-long Health’s human-digital architecture to build similar digital and hybrid versions for Parenting for Respectability programme in Uganda. The Parenting for Respectability is a 16-session programme delivered to parents to prevent child maltreatment and intimate partner violence to improve children’s wellbeing.
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