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Nicolle Keogh Social Media Marketing Coordinator, Save the Children US Andahuaylas, Peru February 2, 2016 This past fall, just as children in the United States were settling into their back-to-school routines, I had the privilege of travelling to Andahuaylas, Peru to visit one of Save the Children’s education programs. Nestled... Continue reading
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Agnes Zalila Sponsorship Manager, Save the Children, Kalulushi Sub-Office Zambia December 14, 2015 Kicking off the sponsorship program in Uganda could not go without taking time to celebrate this grand moment, not only for children and their communities but also for the entire staff of the Uganda Country Office. Happy... Continue reading
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Agnes Zalila Sponsorship Manager, Save the Children, Kalulushi Sub-Office Zambia December 14, 2015 Today is an extraordinary day not only for Patrick but for all the children in his community and the entire Save the Children team in Zambia. Today his sponsor is visiting him and she is the first... Continue reading
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Vinita Thapa Junior Officer, Media and Communication Nepal December 7, 2015 On my first day in Achham, a hilly district in the far west of Nepal, I landed in Santosh's grade 3 classroom. Filled with many colors and drawings displayed along the walls, the classroom looked like an indoor playground... Continue reading
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Mengos Nazare Sebastiao Basic Education Coordinator/Guinée Mozambique November 29, 2015 João Ussene is an old and wise man, born in Mecunula and still living there with his family. Currently he is the community leader and serving as chairperson and president of the primary school committee. The kind face of João... Continue reading
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Adama Soro IT Manager, Bamako Office, Save the Children Mali/Guinée Mali November 23, 2015 Adama Soro is the IT Manager at the Bamako Office of Save the Children in Mali and Guinée. Recently he travelled to Sikasso, the sponsorship impact area we work in here in Mali, to train sponsorship... Continue reading
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Erniatun Hartini Communication Officer - Sponsorship Indonesia November 16, 2015 Arninda, a third grader in West Sumba, Indonesia, beamed with excitement as a Save the Children staff member delivered a letter to her, knowing that she just received something from her Korean sponsor. She proudly showed the letter to her... Continue reading
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Yamileh Theodore Sr. Officer Sponsorship Operations Haiti November 9, 2015 Recently I travelled to the town of Dessalines, where I met Jeanty, the school principal. Save the Children has partnered with his school in Haiti since 2012, however Jeanty has been working there since 1996, when he started as a... Continue reading
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Tatiana School Health and Nutrition Brigadier El Salvador November 2, 2015 Today was the first meeting of the year for our School Health and Nutrition brigade at my school in El Salvador. I couldn’t attend because I was taking care of my youngest siblings, but my sister did and she... Continue reading
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Maha Sabry Project Manager in Orphans Care Association Egypt October 26, 2015 One of my priorities as a project manager with the sponsorship program of Save the Children in Egypt is children under the age of 6 years old. Children at that age used to be mostly ignored by their... Continue reading
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Oscar Cahuana Ari Sponsorship Program Files Bolivia October 19, 2015 In my work with Save the Children I have helped support various operational activities in sponsorship, especially related to handling our many files. The work I do is very interesting because it allows me to be an important connecting link... Continue reading
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Sera Marshall Communications Coordinator Turkey November 23, 2015 On September 28th, schools across Turkey opened their doors for the start of the academic year. But nearly 450,000 school-aged Syrian children did not step into a classroom that day. Instead of sitting behind a desk, in a safe learning environment, you... Continue reading
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Andrew Wainer Director of Policy Research in the Public Policy & Advocacy Department Washington, DC “Taxes formalize our obligations to each other...They set the boundaries of what our governments can do. In the modern world, taxation is the social contract.”—Aaron Schneider, State Building and Tax Regimes in Central America Improving... Continue reading
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April Sumaylo Media Manager Save the Children in the Philippines November 10, 2015 I was expecting chaos when we landed in Tacloban the day before Typhoon Haiyan hit the Visayas, but clear skies prevail throughout the day. It was business as usual for the region’s capital city. There was no... Continue reading
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Dilip Biswas Sponsorship Field Officer Bangladesh October 12, 2015 I love every time I convey the news to the children and their families. As a part of the Save the Children Sponsorship team in Bangladesh, I have visited many villages to greet children with the amazing news of new sponsor... Continue reading
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Jamila Barati ECCD Officer Mainama City, Faryab Province October 5, 2015 Twenty-four year old Alema lives in Maimana City of Faryab Province, Afghanistan and is a teacher with Save the Children’s Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) program. Alema was born into a bright and educated family, with three sisters... Continue reading
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Agnes Zalila Sponsorship Manager Lufwanyama Communities, Zambia August 31, 2015 When we sit at our tables every day, developing strategies, writing reports, and completing many other management and programming procedures, we rarely realize what matters most in all the things we do. How does the child feel about all we... Continue reading
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Mona Mariano Sponsorship Manager T'bolis Village, Philippines August 24, 2015 In one of the southern parts of the Philippines where Save the Children works, you will find the colorful tribe of the T’bolis. Upon visiting their community, you will notice the assortment of distinctive and colorful clothing against the green... Continue reading
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Fransheska Quijada Staff Member Panama August 17, 2015 My name is Fransheska Quijada and I grew up in El Salvador, a country located in the middle of Central America. I went to the U.S. in August of 2012 to obtain my Masters in Public Policy at the University of Kentucky... Continue reading
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Kate O'Sullivan Communications Manager, Save the Children Greece Lesvos, Greece October 28, 2015 Here on the Greek island of Lesvos we’ve been hit by winter. A three-day storm brought chaos and desperation during a week that saw the highest numbers of arrivals onto the island for the whole year. 48,000... Continue reading
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Mark Buttle Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program Emergency Response Personnel Lesbos, Greece October 20, 2015 Arriving at the airport on Lesbos for my flight home I realized that, for a change, I was early and it being 4:45 a.m., that the airport was closed! I walked across the road to... Continue reading
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Frank Smith, MA, PhD Campaign Director, No More Epidemics, Management Sciences for Health September 29, 2015 On Sunday, September 27, 2015, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and its partners Save the Children US and International Medical Corps (IMC), along with African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), committed to bringing together key... Continue reading
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Phan Thi Thu Huong Sponsorship Manager Save the Children Vietnam September 25, 2015 Nothing compares to seeing the impact a supportive learning environment can have on a child. When I first started working for Save the Children a few years ago, I was introduced to a girl attending a primary... Continue reading
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Pina Jabbari Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships Save the Children US September 24, 2015 I set out on a week long journey in April of this year to Kosovo to bring 6 IKEA staff to see programs supported by the Soft Toys for Education campaign through their iWitness program. But, before... Continue reading
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Jeremy Soulliere Media & Communications Manager Save the Children US September 11, 2015 In a remote village in northern Vietnam, a young mother named Hang tells me her hopes for her 5-year-old daughter Mai’s future inside her family’s home. Above our heads, hundreds of corn cobs hang to dry –... Continue reading