This is Save the Children's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Save the Children's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Save the Children
Wesport, CT
Recent Activity
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
Junima Shakya Save the Children – Nepal April 2014 Today, we were introduced to a group of new staff. One name was familiar. He was Guru Saran in his mid 20s. I confirmed with him that he is a former sponsored child and he smilingly said “yes.” Guru was born... Continue reading
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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