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Loreen Former Save the Children – Sponsored Child from 1991-2009 March 2014 In 2008, when my friends and I were in our senior year in high school, we gathered for one of our bonding moments. We were about to graduate in March of that year, and we talked about our... Continue reading
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Chester Maneno, Sponsorship Field Officer Malawi March 2014 Malawi is one of the world’s least developed countries, ranked 171 out of 187 nations, and 85% of the population lives in rural areas, including Zomba where we implement sponsorship programs. People in these areas have different perceptions about the Western world,... Continue reading
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Agnes Zalila Lufwanyama, Zambia February 2014 Her name is Clara and she is 29 years old. We met her at an Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) center at Chibanga in St Joseph. She is small-bodied and articulate. Clara’s schooling came to an abrupt end in 2002 when her parents... Continue reading
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Shazia Azizzada, MIS Officer Faryab Province, Afghanistan February 2014 Khal Mohammad of Faryab Province is not educated as there was no school available when he was a child, but he still serves his people by participating in Save the Children programs. He is an active member of the School Health... Continue reading
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Alene Yenew, Head of Sponsorship Ethiopia February 2014 Recently I traveled to Gondar, one of the tourist attractions in Ethiopia. The mountains were covered with golden-yellow meskel daisies indicating the end of the rainy season and the beginning of spring, the time where children start school, the time to stride... Continue reading
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Patrick Sylvestre, Sponsorship Coordinator Dessalines, Haiti January 27, 2014 Many sponsors confess they feel nervous when writing for the first time to their sponsored child. However, letters and pictures from sponsors have a special impact on children. Teachers report children spend weeks discussing what their sponsors write. At home, some... Continue reading
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Tahmina Haider, Sponsorship Manager Bangladesh January 20, 2014 Food tells a lot about the culture of a people and place. In Meherpur, one scene is common from the beginning of winter until the end of spring – women busy preparing a traditional item called Kumro Bori. Using various kinds of... Continue reading
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Mariem Felly, Sponsorship Assistant Egypt January 13, 2013 I joined Save the Children as a sponsorship assistant 6 months ago and am enjoying working in the field I love most! I usually go to the impact area of Abnoub every day to follow up on the correspondence between sponsors and... Continue reading
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David Brickey Bloomer, Asia Regional Child Protection Advisor Philippines January 10, 2014 Part 3: The Child Friendly Space as a one-stop resource centre for prevention of child labour and exploitation The child friendly space is so designed not only as a safe space for children to play and get support,... Continue reading
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Natalie Roschnik, School Health and Nutrition Advisor Niankorobougou, Malawi January 9, 2013 Part 1 Today I visited Niankorobougou, a village 45 km South of Sikasso town, which in February 2013 was officially certified a “clean” village in which open-air defecation has been eradicated. It truly has been a radical transformation... Continue reading
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David Brickey Bloomer, Asia Regional Child Protection Advisor Philippines January 8, 2014 Part 2: The heroes that risked their lives to save others, and the heroes that served others despite their situation Psychosocial support initiatives for children was needed in so many communities that it became rather difficult to make... Continue reading
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David Brickey Bloomer, Asia Regional Child Protection Advisor Philippines January 6, 2014 Part 1: Mass graves, widespread losses, and begging children Two main issues weighed heavily on my mind as the plane landed in Tacloban five days after Typhoon Haiyan ripped through Eastern Visayas. Firstly, it was the prospect of... Continue reading
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Junima Shakya, Sponsorship Manager Asanpur, Nepal December 17, 2013 Friday is a fun day for children as classes run only for half a day. But Babita has a different reason behind her excitement. From early morning, she was excited to get to the Save the Children camp to write something... Continue reading
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Robbie McIntyre, Humanitarian Information & Communications Officer Philippines December 11, 2013 “These children really love to sing, and it makes them smile” says Hanna, a 16-year-old volunteer at a Child Friendly Space in Mayorga, on the island of Leyte, which was badly hit by typhoon Haiyan one month ago. “A... Continue reading
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Shazia Azizzada, MIS (Management Information System) Officer Afghanistan December 10, 2013 Khal Mohammad of Faryab Province is not educated as there was no school available when he was a child, but he still serves his people by participating in Save the Children programs. He is an active member of the... Continue reading
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Faïmi P. Moscova, Manager Sponsorship Haiti December 2, 2013 Local cuisine: Mayi (my-ee)—a Haitian nourishing commodity We are pleased to share information about Haitian cuisine. This time, we will talk about mayimoulen – the Creole name for a dish made from cornmeal, a traditional food found throughout the country. Known... Continue reading
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Sarah Thompson, Communications Manager Save the Children, USA November 26, 2013 Basting turkeys, mashing potatoes, tossing salads…. Hours and hours go into that one delectable Thanksgiving meal shared with family and friends. Yet, when it comes to protecting the people we cherish most, can we say we’ve taken the same... Continue reading
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Agnes Zalila, Sponsorship Manager Save the Children, Zambia November 18, 2013 One would think that for you to teach others you must have been to a teachers college, received a certificate or a diploma and are employed by either the government or private sector. This is an ideal situation. But... Continue reading
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Evan Schuurman, Media Officer Philippines November 25, 2013 When it comes to aid workers responding to mass disasters like Typhoon Haiyan, there isn’t much sexy about being the logistics guy. But when you need to get stuff done, he makes it happen. Steve Wells Seasoned aid worker Steve Wells manages... Continue reading
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Meg Pruce, Information and Communications Officer Save the Children, Egypt Emergency Response November 15, 2013 This week has been the first time I have felt the cold since arriving in Egypt six weeks ago. My morning walk to work now feels noticeably autumnal – however much the palm trees along... Continue reading
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Edwin Horca, Save the Children Tacloban, Philippines November 10-13, 2013 During the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda Friday the 8th, I experienced a level of uneasy and concern I rarely do. I wasn’t in the most affected areas but still I couldn’t sleep. I told myself that it was just another... Continue reading
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Edwin Horca, Save the Children Tacloban, Philippines November 14, 2013 Desperation is the only word I have to describe the scenes I witness in Tacloban. I was originally born in Tacloban and went back there as part of Save the Children’s emergency response team. It was hard for me to... Continue reading
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Lynette Lyn, Asia Communications Manager Tacloban, Philippines November 10, 2013 It started at 5:30am. Strong winds and heavy rains – seemed manageable at first, but after an hour of constant pounding, I knew something was about to give way. All four sides of this building in the Department of Education... Continue reading
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Zerihun Gultie Sponsorship Manager, Ethiopia October 29, 2013 Click here if you missed Part 1 We left Honchie Bite excited about the progress there. On the way back to Ginchi town, we saw a young girl running from the school. My colleague told me that she was heading to Boda... Continue reading
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Zerihun Gultie Sponsorship Manager, Ethiopia October 28, 2013 How do you stop a girl who runs for an hour and half every day to pursue her education? How do you tell her you are not someone who intends to hurt a child? How do you respond to her needs including... Continue reading
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