This resource pack would not have been possible without the support of many individuals inside and outside UNICEF.
The authors would like to thank several people without whom this project would not be possible.
From the original conceptualizing and initiating this project, to its final steps, Rina Gill has been instrumental in providing leadership and guidance through the many stages of its development. Paula Claycomb’s dedication and talents brought it to its final stages and oversaw its publication and launch. And Jim Dawson gave unstintingly of his ideas, technical expertise and time for the Web version.
Independent experts who contributed generously of their time in reviewing the draft document include Dr. S. Anandalakshmy (Early Childhood Development and Social Development Advisor, India); Ms. Glynis Clacherty (Researcher, specialist in participatory work with children and Founder, Suitcase Project, South Africa); Dr. Charlotte Cole (Senior Vice President, Global Education, Sesame Workshop, USA); and Dr. Michael Rich (Director, Center on Media and Child Health, Harvard University).
Overall advice, guidance and critical inputs were provided by the UNICEF Communication for Development team of Anna Burlyaeva, Akiko Sakaedani Petrovic, Neha Kapil and Tess Stuart. Lea Girma-Mengistu and RyAnn Waldemarsen provided gentle and efficient administrative support. The UNICEF Division of Communication’s Web team helped give the Web version its vibrant look. Regina Doyle assisted with the editing and Kersten Vogdes Diehn combined her creativity and design expertise to give the document its vibrant and joyful look.
We thank all the authors, editors, producers, publishers, educators and others who have graciously agreed to the use of, or access to, their materials. We hope they will be pleased with the interest and use of this resource pack that we anticipate from people all over the world.
To the UNICEF staff and governments in the many countries that have conducted participatory workshops with civil society organizations, media professionals and other partners, and whose materials are supporting children to develop to their full potential, a rousing cheer of congratulations and a wish for continued success.
And to the children and their families who provided the inspiration, feedback and time, our hopes that you will see your love of your children reflected in this resource pack and that this will be a useful resource in supporting the fulfilment of all their rights.
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