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Verónica Aguilar Early Childhood Care and Development Officer Save the Children in El Salvador April 27, 2016 I’ve been in charge of the sponsorship impact area in Nahuizalco for a year now and since have been given the opportunity to witness firsthand the many traditions and festivities of my country... Continue reading
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Mengos Nazare Basic Education Coordinator Save the Children in Mozambique April 22, 2016 It’s in a primary school in Mozambique where I meet 31-year-old Malica, an experienced teacher. Malica is a wife, a mother of two children and a working professional – but she manages to reconcile all these roles,... Continue reading
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Safiatou, a Formerly Sponsored Child Save the Children in Mali April 15, 2016 My name is Safiatou. I was born on February 19th, 1997 and I live in the village of Kassanso with my parents. I have two brothers and two sisters. I am attending 9th grade in preparatory school,... Continue reading
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Andrew Wainer, Director of Policy Research Milagros Lechleiter, PPA Intern April 15, 2016 The United Nations General Assembly approved the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015 with massive fanfare: Pope Francis and President Obama were just two of the luminaries on hand to usher in the 17 goals and... Continue reading
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Michael O'Neil, Director of Global Safety and Security Save the Children International April 14, 2016 It’s a nippy 29 degrees and I can see my breath. The sun was shining a few moments ago, a rare occurrence, but now it’s obscured by dark clouds, and the biting wind blows at... Continue reading
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Save the Children in Egypt April 6, 2016 “Communication with my sponsor helped me develop a clearer sense of what the most important values in my life are,” says Asmaa. Asmaa is 14 years old and lives with her parents in Kom Al-Mansoura. Her mother is a housewife and her... Continue reading
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Sacha Myers Information, Communications and Media Manager Save the Children in Greece April 4, 2016 Nothing quite prepares you for seeing a child refugee locked in a detention center. I’ve read about children in detention centers. I’ve heard people speak about it and I’ve watched videos. But seeing children with... Continue reading
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Farida Rambu Wodji Sponsorship Program Assistant Save the Children in Indonesia March 31, 2016 Proud ECCD graduates perform for friends & classmates at their graduation ceremony Rian stood straight like a winner. Looking content and composed, a kataupa, or traditionally-woven Sumbanese cloth, adorned and towered on his head. Today, this... Continue reading
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Marco Antonio Lopez Quispe Sponsorship Operations Assistant Bolivia March 21, 2016 I wanted to share Carolay’s story, a mother of one of our sponsored children who has participated in our sponsorship-funded emergency training program. Before Sponsorship came to their community, Carolay and her daughter Veronica didn’t have any knowledge of... Continue reading
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Olalla Duato Student Ambassador for Save the Children March 14, 2016 When people aspire to make a difference in the world, some may dream of going to faraway places. They hope to venture to the very spot where people are in need - performing good deeds firsthand. While immediately rewarding,... Continue reading
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Save the Children US Programs March 14, 2016 Like so many children in the poor rural areas of the United States, Elijah, a 6-year-old from Eastern Kentucky, struggled in school. His reading was below grade level and he rarely wanted to participate during class. Elijah was dangerously at risk of... Continue reading
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Patricia Langan Project Director, International Programs, Department of Hunger & Livelihoods Shawnee Hoover Associate Director, Global Policy & Advocacy, Save the Children A stunning fact: nearly 70 percent of the world's population will live in cities by 2050. As our primary goal is to increase food and nutrition security for... Continue reading
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Iris Low-McKenzie CEO of Save the Children Fiji Fiji February 22, 2016 The night Cyclone Winston barrelled through Fiji was one of the worst experiences of my life. It was difficult to sleep with roaring winds outside and trees falling. My children were scared as the winds howled and screamed.... Continue reading
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Seifu Asseged Communications Coordinator Ethiopia's Somali Region February 18, 2016 I will never forget the smell. The stench of rotting animal carcasses, spread across the barren land. I remember watching large animals - cows and donkeys - take their last gasping breaths. After months without rain there was nothing left... Continue reading
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Maria Rosario Garcia Philippines January 18, 2016 February is National Oral Health Month in the Philippines. Since oral disease is a serious public health problem among Filipino children, this occasion is very important in reaching the majority of public school students who suffer from tooth decay and infections. To keep... Continue reading
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Goodhope Siwakwi Community Mobilization Officer Kalulushi, Zambia January 11, 2016 “Another delivery for Esnart,” I thought as I got ready that morning. Excited, I tied the parcels to my motorbike and set off for Bulaya, the community where Esnart goes to school. The morning was filled with birds singing, celebrating... Continue reading
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Tran Bich Phuong Field-Based Project Assistant Save the Children in Vietnam January 4, 2016 One of the most rewarding bonuses of my job is that I can see with my own eyes how our programs can affect one particular child. Thuy smiling brightly with the letter she wrote to her... Continue reading
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Trish Zilliox Program Specialist, Save the Children US Arizona December 28, 2015 To work as a Program Specialist with Save the Children, I moved to Flagstaff, Arizona and since then have enjoyed learning so much about my new town and the communities I live with, work with and travel to... Continue reading
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David Skinner Director, Education Global Initiative, SCI Lebanon February 16, 2016 The statistics are difficult to fathom. There are 1.4 million children who are affected by the war in Syria who are of school age and who are living as refugees in the neighbouring countries: Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and... Continue reading
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Nicolle Keogh Social Media Marketing Coordinator, Save the Children US Andahuaylas, Peru February 2, 2016 This past fall, just as children in the United States were settling into their back-to-school routines, I had the privilege of travelling to Andahuaylas, Peru to visit one of Save the Children’s education programs. Nestled... Continue reading
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Samuel Tusubira Sponsorship Manager Uganda December 21, 2015 Kicking off the sponsorship program in Uganda could not go without taking time to celebrate this grand moment, not only for children and their communities but also for the entire staff of the Uganda Country Office. Happy children enjoying on the day... Continue reading
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Agnes Zalila Sponsorship Manager, Save the Children, Kalulushi Sub-Office Zambia December 14, 2015 Today is an extraordinary day not only for Patrick but for all the children in his community and the entire Save the Children team in Zambia. Today his sponsor is visiting him and she is the first... Continue reading
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Vinita Thapa Junior Officer, Media and Communication Nepal December 7, 2015 On my first day in Achham, a hilly district in the far west of Nepal, I landed in Santosh's grade 3 classroom. Filled with many colors and drawings displayed along the walls, the classroom looked like an indoor playground... Continue reading
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Mengos Nazare Sebastiao Basic Education Coordinator/Guinée Mozambique November 29, 2015 João Ussene is an old and wise man, born in Mecunula and still living there with his family. Currently he is the community leader and serving as chairperson and president of the primary school committee. The kind face of João... Continue reading
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Adama Soro IT Manager, Bamako Office, Save the Children Mali/Guinée Mali November 23, 2015 Adama Soro is the IT Manager at the Bamako Office of Save the Children in Mali and Guinée. Recently he travelled to Sikasso, the sponsorship impact area we work in here in Mali, to train sponsorship... Continue reading