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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
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Our voice in the field is Save the Children's Senior Director for Humanitarian Operations Gary Shaye. The news of yesterday’s earthquake in Nepal was extremely personal for me, especially when I saw that its epicenter was in the very area through which I had walked so many times during my... Continue reading
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A firsthand account of the massive earthquake and Save the Children’s plans for how to help the children of Nepal. Continue reading
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Amanullah Qasemi Education Officer Faryab Province, Afghanistan April 20, 2015 Nezamuddin is one of the teachers in Gorziwan district of Faryab Province, one of the Sponsorship impact areas in Afghanistan. He is 57 years old and has been a teacher for the last 12 years. Nezamuddin teaches history, math, Dari,... Continue reading
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Faimi P. Moscova Sponsorship Manager Port-au-Prince, Haiti April 13, 2015 The Convention on the Rights of a Child, a United Nations human rights treaty, is quite complex and utopian to a child’s mind, but when summarized and explained it becomes more tangible. Being conscious of this, the Sponsorship Education Team... Continue reading
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Charity Banda SHN program Officer Lufwanyama. Zambia April 6, 2015 I recently joined the sponsorship team as SHN Program Officer after having worked with Save the Children as Training Coordinator under the Health project. This was my first visit to a center that is being supported under the sponsorship program.... Continue reading
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*Muhamad Save the Children Aid Worker Idleb, Syria April 2, 2015 It was Friday evening when I got the call. My family inside Idleb city wanted me to help them get out, to escape the fighting and airstrikes. It was two days before I was finally able to get there... Continue reading
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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