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History

The name of the organization is Save the Children. Save the Children was formed based on Save the Children – an organization that was founded in England by Eglantyne Jebb. It was initially started to give food to starving children in Vienna after World War I.
In 1932, in the United States – a people became inspired by the organization in England, and decided to start up one in the US. They initially wanted to help children and families in Appalachia during the Great Depression. They have now transformed into a world-wide organization helping children all over the world.





Goals

The main mission of Save the Children is to fight for children's rights. They want to deliver immediate and long-lasting improvements to the live's of children worldwide. They believe children have the right to deserve a healthy,safe,educated and happy childhood. Save the Children wants a world that:
-respects and values each child
-that listens to children and learns
-where all children have hope and opportunity


In order to reach these goals Save the Children develops projects, offer immediate relief and assistance to families affected by emergency situations such as conflict and natural disasters. They also become the voice of children on their behalf, make others take action and has some programs for the children.

Some of these services include:
-developing projects that will last long term and benefit children
-immediate relief to emergencies
-speak out and act on behalf of children
-include children in developmental programs

These meet any emergency needs and lead to covering health, education and nourishment for children of the current generation and onward. It meets those because it comes during emergencies. At these emergencies they can save lives. With more lives there is more opprutunity to learn and grow as a person. While doing that you can become well nourished and educated to change the future, for upcoming generations.



Where in the World

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Save the Children works in more than 50 countries all over the world. They do work in these places, along with many more.

Asia - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines, Vietnam
Africa - Angola, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia
, Guinea, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Latin America/Caribbean – Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua
Middle East-Eurasia – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Tajikistan, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Yemen
United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, Virginia





Success Stories

Save the Children runs many projects. One of these many projects is the Kroo Bay Project. It is located in central Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. They do this because the people there lack access to sanitation and health services. There is alot of poverty there and the children are malnourished. They have renovated a rundown clinic, training all healthcare workers, providing vital equipment like delivery beds so mothers can give birth at peace. All of this is done with the goverment so that this can all continue even if Save the Children leaves. They are also explaining to parents why it is important to sleep under mosquito nets and get vaccinations for their children. All healthcare provided at the clinic is free. They are trying to abolish health care fees in Sierra Leone as well as raising health awareness to the public. In order to live the benefits of a healthy community. Besides healthcare changes they have helped clear and bank the river to stop the flooding, provided the tools to continue banking the river each year, provided four large bins to dispose of rubbish safely and are campaining with the people of Kroo Bay to get the government to stop people dumping rubbish in the river.

Another project they have is the Lebanon project. It is located all over Lebanon. They are doing this to create safe spaces for people of all kind in need of them. They have community Youth Development Programs. Examples of these include:
- Naseej it raises youth leadership and interaction with the community
-Siraj demonstrates positive and practical ways to contribute to society and the community
- Building Bridges allows participants to participate in drama and sport activities
-Youth Civic Responsibilty strengthens youth civic consciousness
- Our Voice allows children to explore their potential in a media classroom

A Columbia Sucess story:
Jorge and eighteen year old boy learns an alternative to violence and becomes a leader among his peers.
Full Story: http://www.savethechildren.ca/en/where-we-work/latin-americacaribbean/colombia/success-stories


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Project of Focus


Our new campaign is focusing on the issue of Hunger in Haiti. Even before the devastation earthquake that hit Haiti, they were not very well off. If before you thought it was bad, now it is even worse. Before the earthquake, 1.9 million people need assistance with getting food to live on. Before the devastation, only 50% of the population had access to safe drinking water. That percent had dropped drastically since the earthquake, and we can help! That is why we are starting a new campaign for Hunger in Haiti. Food is a necessity that everyone has the right to, and these people aren’t getting it. That is why this project needs such attention from the public; it is an issue that is very serious.
To start off this campaign, we are having a ‘Hike for Hunger’. In each major city, there are going to be people going around and collecting money and food that we can send over to Haiti. They will all be held on the same day, and at the end of the night, there will be a ‘Ceremony of the Cards’, where each person who donated something is given the chance to write something to the people in Haiti. That night, all the food and money will be sent over to Haiti. During the ceremony, there will also be draws for ‘Hunger in Haiti’ shirts to promote the event.









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Fun Facts


It was Save the Children's founder, Eglantyne Jebb, who drafted the Rights of the Child in 1923.
Save the Chidren works with a number of celebrities;

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There are two current upcoming events running by Save the Children.
"Toronto Volunteer Branch Meeting" and "Mom2Mom Sale".
For more information: http://www.savethechildren.ca/en/special-events



  • Each year 10.1 million children die worldwide before reaching the age of 5. That’s 28,000 children a day.

  • Despite a 60 percent reduction in under-5 child deaths between 1960 and 2000, progress has dramatically slowed or been reversed in many countries.

  • One death in every 5 in the world is the death of a child under the age of 5.

  • Every minute, a woman meets her death during pregnancy or childbirth.

  • Every year, 2 million newborn babies die on the day they are born.

  • Nearly all child and maternal deaths (99 percent) occur in developing countries where mothers and children lack access to basic health care services.

  • The biggest killers of children worldwide are newborn complications, pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria.

  • Using existing tools and knowledge, we could save more than 6 million of the 10 million children who die every year from easily preventable or treatable causes.

Why did we choose this organization:
-We care about childrens' rights
-It seemed similar to Free the Children a charity we were intrested in
-It was an unknown charity to both of us that we wanted to check out


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