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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
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Joao Sitoi Sponsorship Manager Chitlalo, Mozambique March 30, 2015 During August, I went to Chitlalo with a group of colleagues for an appointment with the local leadership. Save the Children was arranging to phase out of the community. We wanted to talk about our achievements and to assess community satisfaction.... Continue reading
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Nimma Adhikari Jr. Sponsorship Officer Nepal-Bhutan February 23, 2015 We see the smiles on their faces as they notice the field staff have letters stacked in their bags. "Your friend has sent you a letter," say our field staff, and the whole community settles in with curious and playful remarks.... Continue reading
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Greg Duly Country Director Liberia February 18, 2015 After more than six months of closure, Save the Children has been at the forefront of ensuring that schools across Liberia can safely open for attendance. Save the Children & Unicef led the development of what the Liberian Ministry of Education adopted... Continue reading
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Hortencia da Conceicao Raimundo Sponsorship Coordinator Mozambique February 16, 2015 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... Continue reading
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Mark Ines Data Analyst Manila , Philippines February 9, 2015 Building relationships is what makes sponsorship come alive. As a Data Analyst, my work for Save the Children is mostly a backroom responsibility. But when I get to personally interact with the names I encounter on my computer screen, I... Continue reading
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Carla Urrutia Sponsorship Operations Assistant El Salvador January 26, 2015 Working as a Sponsorship Operations Assistant, I have been able to witness many wonderful stories. A big part of what I do is maintaining the connection between sponsor and child. When I translate letters, I get to see how the... Continue reading
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Awa *A Sponsored Child in Mali Sponsored Child Mali February 2, 2015 "My name is Awa. I am 11 and I am in 5th grade. In December last year, my sponsor visited me! It was a big event in my village. My local buddies and I welcomed him by offering... Continue reading