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Lassine Kane Sponsorship Operations Coordinator Farako Community, Mali October 17, 2014 2014 Sponsorship staff regularly monitor programs and talk with beneficiary communities. The purpose of this exercise is to gauge the feeling of community members about Sponsorship-funded activities, assess their level of satisfaction with those services and make adjustments to... Continue reading
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Robbie McIntyre Humanitarian Information and Communications Officer Liberia October 9, 2014 2014 As the Ebola death toll in West Africa continues to rise, we are rapidly scaling up our response in order to match its reach. But, along with most of the humanitarian and international community, we are playing catch... Continue reading
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Elizabeth Pulliam, Program Specialist Kentucky October 7, 2014 Lightning strikes as an instantaneous thunderclap bursts around your house. You begin to wonder if the batteries in your flashlight are working or if yesterday’s grocery purchases will spoil before the power is restored. You see, your child is calm and knows... Continue reading
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Daisy Baldwin, Humanitarian Information & Communications Trainee United Kingdom October 2, 2014 The Ebola outbreak is all over the news and the numbers can feel overwhelming. At least 6,553 people have been infected across the region and over 3,083 have already died from the disease. In Sierra Leone there are... Continue reading
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My name is Amy, and I’m in Liberia responding to the Ebola crisis – the deadliest outbreak in history. It’s perhaps the most challenging assignment of my Save the Children career. Continue reading
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Dan Stewart, Humanitarian Communications Project Manager Sierra Leone September 25, 2014 The first sign is as you enter the terminal building. A crowd forms around a large bucket of water with a tap coming from it. Every passenger joins, and one by one washes their hands before going inside. As... Continue reading
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Hortencia da Conceicao Raimundo Mozambique September 10, 2014 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 to retrieve... Continue reading
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Pilar Cabrera Barriga, Sponsorship Program Facilitator Cochabamba, Bolivia August 27, 2014 Sponsored child Andrés, a charismatic 9-year-old, takes a journey each morning to school with his mom. In meeting him, he said, “I wanted to share my daily walk to school with you.” While this is just a small part... Continue reading
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Mona Mariano, Sponsorship Manager Caloocan City, Philippines August 21, 2014 Small steps are sometimes what take us to great leaps. Coming home to a land already foreign to her, Charity’s family had to return to the Philippines after staying in Sabah, Malaysia since she was little. Charity shied away from... Continue reading
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Miguel Rubio, Community Focal Point San Jose El Naranjo, El Salvador August 13, 2014 My name is Miguel Rubio. I am 19 years old, and I am a Community Focal Point in my home village in San Jose El Naranjo. My life has changed since Save the Children came to... Continue reading
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Osama Damo Senior Communications Manager for Save the Children's Emergency Response Team in Gaza July 22, 2014 Save the Children works independently and impartially around the world, wherever there is need. The below piece reflects the opinions of the staff member quoted, reflecting his perceptions from living and working on... Continue reading
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Abilio Cossa, Program Officer Gaza Province, Mozambique July 30, 2014 Save the Children has opened 35 preschool classrooms in 15 communities in the Gaza province, giving 1,225 children an early start to school success. Parents and caregivers have reported on the importance of early development of their children and change... Continue reading
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Osama Damo Senior Communications Manager for Save the Children's Emergency Response Team in Gaza July 22, 2014 At the bottom of my apartment building in Gaza two girls about six years old sit on the ground, laughing as they hurriedly pack items into their backpacks. Intrigued, I ask them what... Continue reading
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Osama Damo Emergency Response Team Gaza July 2014 It starts in earnest after the sun sets. I’m not sure why. It is Ramadan at the moment, and here in Gaza we are fasting 16 hours a day. Our only moment of joy is breaking our fast together at sunset. But... Continue reading
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Luzayo Nyirongo Communications & Advocacy Officer, Lilonge, Malawi July 9, 2014 It’s often advised that when making a decision about a significant other, it’s what lies in the middle of that person that counts. “Look at her heart,” my mother would often tell me. I can say that I recently... Continue reading
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Anisa Naimi School Health and Nutrition Officer, Faryab Province, Afghanistan July 2, 2014 Somewhere in the villages of Belcheragh district, Afghanistan there is a young girl who leads a 15 child session for the Save the Children Child Focused Health Education (CFHE) sponsorship program. Shukria is only thirteen years old... Continue reading
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Karl Schembri, Middle East Regional Media Manager, Save the Children International Iraq June 26, 2014 I’m walking around Erbil’s city centre with our assessment team as they look around inside motels for displaced Iraqi families in need of help. One family after another, they all tell us how they’re running... Continue reading
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Hend Saad Early Childhood Care and Development Coordinator, Save the Children Egypt June 25, 2014 “I feel filled with happiness when I see a child smiling with that innocent look in their eyes,” said Hend Saad. Hend joined Save the Children in Egypt in 2013 to support our Early Childhood... Continue reading
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Junima Shakya Nepal Sponsorship Manager June 19, 2014 After a two-and-a-half-hour drive from our regional office in Biratnagar, we reached our destination Saptari. Saptari is an eastern Terai district of Nepal where Save the Children will soon launch its Sponsorship program. The first stop in Saptari was our new partner... Continue reading
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Dan Stewart Save the Children , South Sudan June 15, 2014 Six months ago today, fighting of shocking brutality erupted in South Sudan. The toll of those months of conflict makes grim reading: more than 500,000 children have been forced to flee their homes and are now scattered across the... Continue reading
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Dan Stewart Save the Children , South Sudan June 16, 2014 “Nyandong* looks straight at me. She is unflinching. Small, thin limbs occasionally wrap around her or clamber up, looking for purchase, as her children mill around us. She has her malnourished one year old boy quiet and still in... Continue reading
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Dan Stewart Save the Children UK June 4, 2014 “We could see and hear the fighting outside,” Majak*, a 77-year-old grandfather in South Sudan tells me. “Men were firing machine guns in the street. Bullets flew through the windows into our building. We lay under the beds to hide.” He... Continue reading
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Hurricane Sandy devastated the northeastern seaboard in 2012. Make sure your family is ready to respond to hurricanes. Hurricane season has officially started, so what better time to observe Hurricane Preparedness Week and ensure your family is ready to weather any storm? Every year, an average of 10 tropical storms... Continue reading
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Mario Chungara Yugar, Sponsorship Assistant Bolivia May 2014 Because of the nature of my work, I am constantly in contact with members of the community. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak about Save the Children with a local school board president. Here’s what he told me: “Hello, my name... Continue reading
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Verónica Gonzales Quiroz, Sponsorship Assistant Bolivia May 2014 Interview with the Oruro School’s Administrator My name is Veronica Gonzales Quiroz and I am a sponsorship assistant here in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with one of our school’s administrators, Roberto Chapana Villegas, who wanted to share... Continue reading