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Faïmi P. Moscova Sponsorship Manager Port-au-Prince, Haiti March 30, 2015 Kanaval is the largest of official public celebrations started in Haiti in 1804 in the Capital City, Port-au-Prince. Soon after, it started to spread to the other parts of the country but the official three-day celebration would continue to take... Continue reading
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Rachael Wilke Lewis Teacher USA March 23, 2015 Think back to when you were a child. You probably craved the attention of your parents and teachers, as well as your older siblings or the neighborhood kids. As the youngest of seven children in the 1980s, I danced to Prince with... Continue reading
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Evan Schuurman Media Officer Melbourne, Australia March 18, 2015 The following blog first appeared on Herald Sun Loads of packages covered with “Australian aid” stickers sit in front of me as the C17 hurtles down the runway at Amberley Air Base, just outside Brisbane. We are bound for Vanuatu, which... Continue reading
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Judy Reichman, M.D. LA Associates of Save the Children Gosu Kora, Ethiopia March 16, 2015 Having traveled for 20 hours to reach Addis Ababa in Ethiopia at 3 AM on January 17th, I did not know if I could gather up the energy to get in a jeep and travel... Continue reading
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Greg Duly Country Director Liberia March 2, 2015 The fight against the Ebola epidemic in Liberia appears to be moving in the right direction. It’s been 20 days since the last case of Ebola has been recorded. Indeed, the last Ebola patient was released from an Emergency Treatment Unit on... Continue reading
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N.A Rajee Senior Sponsorship Retention Officer Harirampur, Bangladesh March 9, 2015 Unzila lives in the colorful and fruitful village of Harirampur. She is currently in the sixth grade at Harirampur secondary school and her goal is to continue to read and learn. She enjoys reading books provided by Save the... Continue reading
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Greg Duly Country Director Liberia March 2, 2015 As I reflect on the three weeks of my assignment thus far in Liberia I continue to be impressed by the dedication and sacrifices made by the Liberian national staff. We've had tremendous support from expats who’ve come from all parts of... Continue reading
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Joao Sitoi Sponsorship Manager Chitlalo, Mozambique March 30, 2015 During August, I went to Chitlalo with a group of colleagues for an appointment with the local leadership. Save the Children was arranging to phase out of the community. We wanted to talk about our achievements and to assess community satisfaction.... Continue reading
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Nimma Adhikari Jr. Sponsorship Officer Nepal-Bhutan February 23, 2015 We see the smiles on their faces as they notice the field staff have letters stacked in their bags. "Your friend has sent you a letter," say our field staff, and the whole community settles in with curious and playful remarks.... Continue reading
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Greg Duly Country Director Liberia February 18, 2015 After more than six months of closure, Save the Children has been at the forefront of ensuring that schools across Liberia can safely open for attendance. Save the Children & Unicef led the development of what the Liberian Ministry of Education adopted... Continue reading
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Hortencia da Conceicao Raimundo Sponsorship Coordinator Mozambique February 16, 2015 It has been long that water has been missing from this community in Mozambique. This was especially difficult for the children at the local primary schools. They were forced to carry their drinking water to school after traveling long distances... Continue reading
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Mark Ines Data Analyst Manila , Philippines February 9, 2015 Building relationships is what makes sponsorship come alive. As a Data Analyst, my work for Save the Children is mostly a backroom responsibility. But when I get to personally interact with the names I encounter on my computer screen, I... Continue reading
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Carla Urrutia Sponsorship Operations Assistant El Salvador January 26, 2015 Working as a Sponsorship Operations Assistant, I have been able to witness many wonderful stories. A big part of what I do is maintaining the connection between sponsor and child. When I translate letters, I get to see how the... Continue reading
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Awa *A Sponsored Child in Mali Sponsored Child Mali February 2, 2015 "My name is Awa. I am 11 and I am in 5th grade. In December last year, my sponsor visited me! It was a big event in my village. My local buddies and I welcomed him by offering... Continue reading
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Luzayo Nyirongo Communications & Advocacy Officer Malawi January 19, 2015 This year marks a monumental period of change for Malawi. For the first time in our history, the Republic of Malawi went though tripartite elections. Presidential, Parliamentary, and local government elections had never been held simultaneously before in Malawi's 50... Continue reading
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Ery Rambu Rewa Project Assistant Indonesia January 12th, 2015 The Difficult Journey of Delivering Sponsor Letters, and the Joyful Reward When Save the Children geared up for a sponsorship funded program in Sumba, Indonesia, I was really excited to join the team. As a native Sumbanese, I was excited to... Continue reading
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Sarah Tyler Head of Communications, International Programmes Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 12, 2015 "If my mother and father were alive I would be protected. They wouldn't let me live like this." These are the words of Lovely*, a shy 12 year old who is a child domestic worker. Myrlande, my counterpart... Continue reading
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Lamiaa Nagib Younis School Health and Nutrition Officer Egypt January 5th, 2015 I love my job and I am passionate about child welfare! Every day, I am thankful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of parents and children in the community where I work here... Continue reading
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Sekujju Abu Education Manager Central Region, Uganda December 29th, 2014 Save the Children is planning to launch sponsorship programs in Uganda later this year. To learn more, staff from Uganda traveled to nearby Ethiopia to observe sponsorship programs and operations. My team from Save the Children in Uganda and I... Continue reading
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Claudia Claros Cano Sponsorship Program Implementation Officer Cochabamba, Bolivia December 22, 2014 My name is Claudia Claros Cano and I work as a Sponsorship Program Implementation Officer for Save the Children in Cochabamba, Bolivia. I wanted to share with you the special celebration we hold here with our children and... Continue reading
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Thuy, Tran Thu Vietnam December 15, 2014 After traveling winding roads through the mountains of northwestern Vietnam, I finally arrive at the school. Being given the chance to deliver sponsor letters is always the most enjoyable task. Seeing me, children wave their hands and give big smiles, with visible curiosity... Continue reading
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Michele Gay Co-Founder, Safe and Sound Schools Newtown, CT December 11, 2014 Save the Children’s Get Ready Get Safe initiative is designed to help US communities prepare to protect and care for the most vulnerable among us in times of crisis – our children. We keep kids safe, securing the... Continue reading
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Annette Malilo Konsolo Information Clerk Zambia December 5, 2014 On a sunny morning, we set out on a trip to Lufwanyama District on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. As a new staff member, I was anxious to visit one of the community schools I had heard so much about. We... Continue reading
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Pham Thu Trang Communications Assistant Lao Cai, Vietnam November 26, 2014 Lao Cai is one of the poorest provinces where the ratio of gender imbalance at birth is increasing steadily. Having children in the workforce and imbalanced maternal nutrition has a huge impact on the development of the younger generation.... Continue reading
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Augustinus Mau Tukan Communications Officer East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia October 31, 2014 2014 Receiving a letter from sponsors is a joy to be shared with others. For many children, letters they receive from sponsors are prized possessions which they bring home to show to parents, siblings, relatives, and friends. Here... Continue reading