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Jeremy Soulliere Media and Communications Manager Save the Children US August 28, 2015 Around the world, there are many places where Save the Children works where the early educational opportunities for children are little to none. Fortunately, there are also many passionate people who are working hard to change that.... Continue reading
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Lucia Isabel Rodiguez, Save the Children El Salvador August 19, 2015 What would I tell a ‘coyote?’ I would tell them to remember that they are dealing with human beings, not with merchandise.” It’s crushing to meet children that are mistreated and neglected by the same people in their families... Continue reading
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Giovanna Di Benedetto, Save the Children Italy Media Officer Sicily, Italy August 19, 2015 I am a media officer for Save the Children Italy working in Sicily, a region that includes the island of Lampedusa. My role is to give a voice to child migrants who come to our shores.... Continue reading
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Najzla Arzoo Education Officer Saripul Province, Afghanistan August 10, 2015 Let us take you to Saripul province, one of the northern provinces of Afghanistan where we are implementing sponsorship funded programs, for a glimpse at a rural Afghan wedding. Typically, the boy’s family together with some relatives will go to... Continue reading
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Mr. Mengos Basic Education Coordinator Mangane, Mozambique August 3, 2015 Mangane is one of the impoverished communities in Mozambique where the majority of people have no job opportunities, and resort to farming as their daily activity for survival and to sustain their families. Luckily, it is a community where sponsorship... Continue reading
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Moazzem Hossain Senior Manager Basic Education Meherpur, Bangladesh July 27, 2015 The culture of Bangladesh reflects the way of life for the people of the country. Festivals of different religions and cultures is one of these reflections. Durga Puja, for example, is one of the most important events in the... Continue reading
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Catherine Kennedy Basic Education Advisor Sikasso, Mali July 21, 2015 I am a Basic Education Advisor with Save the Children, and I support several countries. I feel very lucky to have this job – you never do the same thing twice and you are always having new experiences and learning.... Continue reading
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Faïmi P. Moscova Sponsorship Manager Port-au-Prince, Haiti July 17, 2015 Jadlin is a third grade teacher at a Save the Children-supported school located in Dessalines, and has worked there for over 5 years. He teaches children between the ages of 8 and 10 and lives very close to the school.... Continue reading
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Nhan Thi Nguyen Field Intern Nam Lu Commune, Vietnam July 14, 2015 After the 2 hour journey by motorbike, I finally reached Nam Lu Commune following an invitation from Hai, the Vice Chairman of the commune. Here the sunshine is brilliant and birds are singing. Today is the traditional festival... Continue reading
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Florence Community Volunteer Nembere Village, Malawi July 10, 2015 My name is Florence Chokani and I come from Nembere Village. I am a community volunteer who encourages children of my area to go to school. I also teach children in Literacy Boost camps and work as a care giver in... Continue reading
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Krista Zimmerman Associate Director, International Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Washington, D.C. On April 25, a devastating earthquake hit the country of Nepal. It damaged or destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes and affected more than three million children, causing immeasurable trauma and loss. Now, three months later, communities are slowly... Continue reading
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Modjo Kale Jami Program Assistant Jakarta, Indonesia July 7, 2015 The familiar smell of kariwang, or mashed cassava leaves, permeates the air. The appealing smell combines the cassava leaves with a blend and marination of coconut, basil, and lime. I have been accustomed to this smell all my life. It... Continue reading
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Desalegn Mulugeta West Showa Impact Area Manager Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 2, 2015 As a West Showa Impact Area Manager, I have the privilege of visiting different program sites and sharing in the lives of the disadvantaged children there. As part of my routine visits, I traveled to West Welega,... Continue reading
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Samjhana K.C. Junior Sponsorship Officer Siraha District, Nepal June 29, 2015 Over 250 people live in a temporary shelter after floods moved through Siraha District in eastern Nepal. Resulting from the geographical setting and high socioeconomic vulnerabilities, this region in Nepal makes headlines every year because of the recurring floods.... Continue reading
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Andrew Wainer Director of Policy Research in the Public Policy & Advocacy Department Washington, DC Few public policies are less popular with Americans than taxation. In 2014 52% of Americans said their taxes were too high, while 3% said they were too low. The Internal Revenue Service is rated as... Continue reading
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Abeer Bakeer Basic Education Assistant Arab Al Atteyat, Egypt June 22, 2015 My name is Abeer Bakeer. I am the Basic Education Assistant in the sponsorship program, where every day I am confronted by parents who lack basic knowledge of health, hygiene, and maybe cannot read, as well as poorly... Continue reading
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Steve Nzaramba Communications Assistant, Save the Children International Mahama Refugee Camp, Rwanda June 20, 2015 *Ndayizeye smiles shyly and looks away when asked what he hopes to be when he grows up. He seems unsure of how to tackle an often-asked question. Could it be that he is yet undecided... Continue reading
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Getachew Dibaba Media and Campaigns Manager, Save the Children in Ethiopia Amhara Region, Ethiopia June 16, 2015 Ayelech* 13, lives in a remote village in the Amhara region, north of Addis Ababa. She likes local celebrations which involve traditional songs and dancing. Last year, when Ayelech's parents started to organize... Continue reading
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Michel Rooijackers Save the Children Response Team Leader in Nepal When most people hear that it's “Back to School” time, they probably remember ever-exciting first day when children return to their studies, ready to learn and see their friends. But for earthquake-ravaged villages throughout Nepal, getting children back into school... Continue reading
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Andrew Wainer Director of Policy Research in the Public Policy and Advocacy Department Washington, DC May 27, 2015 Financing is currently at the center of global development discussions and will be center stage in July at the Financing for Development (FFD) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Thousands of finance experts... Continue reading
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Robin Quiroga Calderon Sponsorship Program Implementation Facilitator Cochabamba, Bolivia May 18, 2015 Hello Friends. I am Robin Quiroga and I am the Sponsorship Program Implementation Facilitator here in Cochabamba, Bolivia. I want to share with you my experience working with the sponsorship program of School Health and Nutrition in one... Continue reading
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Kyle Degraw Humanitarian Communications Manager, Save the Children International London May 13, 2015 This post originally appeared at the Thomas Reuters Foundation. It’s 8am and I’ve just landed in London from an overnight flight from Kathmandu. Only minutes ago another massive earthquake has hit Nepal. And only hours ago, as... Continue reading
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Ana & Adriana A Mother and Daughter in the Sponsorship Program Tecuma, El Salvador May 11, 2015 Mother’s perspective: My name is Ana, I’m the mother of Adriana. We live in the community of Tecuma and my daughter has been sponsored with Save the Children for two years now. Since... Continue reading
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Dr. Asadur Rahman Senior Manager, School Health Nutrition Meherpur, Bangladesh May 4, 2015 Earlier this year I traveled to Meherpur, accompanied by other senior specialists and managers of School Health Nutrition. The purpose of our travel was to observe our new Community Based Health Education sessions, and to visit some... Continue reading
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Nicole Smith Sponsorship Team Fairfield, USA April 27, 2015 Having recently joined the US sponsorship team at Save the Children (STC), I have been afforded a privileged perspective of the mechanisms behind US humanitarianism as well as an understanding of its real-world challenges. From building program evaluation tools and data... Continue reading