Introduction to Save the Children


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Introduction to Save the Children

  1. 1. AN introduction to savethe childrenFebruary 2013
  2. 2. Who are we?Save the Children works in more than 120countries.We save children‟s lives.We fight fortheir rights.We help them fulfil their potential.
  3. 3. A quick history lessonAt the beginning of the 20th century, two sisters hada vision to achieve and protect the rights of children.Their vision has survived into the 21st century. In2009, we celebrated our 90th anniversary.Eglantyne JebbDorothy Buxton Declaration of the rights of the child
  4. 4. Where we work – worldwideWE‟REWORKING WORLDWIDEin120 countries, including countries that are dangerous towork in and hard to access like Syria, the DemocraticRepublic of Congo and South Sudan.
  5. 5. What we do:Our international work is split 50/50between:•responding to emergencies across the world•long-term development work
  6. 6. Emergencies we respondedto in 2012We responded to 50 emergencies in 2012
  7. 7. Syria- March 15th marked the 2 year anniversary of the Syriaconflict.- More than 1 million refugees have fled toJordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.- Millions more are in need of help inside of Syria.- We are on the ground in Syria and we are alsoresponding to the needs of people living in IDP campsand in host communities in neighbouring countries.- We have reached over 272,000 people
  8. 8. Causes of death among childrenunder five4024181175 2 21 NeonatalOtherPneumoniaDiarrhoeaMalariaInjuriesHIV/ AIDSMeningitisMeasles
  9. 9. HealthIn 2011 6.9 million children died before reaching theage of 5.More than 3 million of these children died in theirfirst 28 days of life.Millions of children die each year from diseases likediarrhoea and pneumonia that are completelypreventable.By 2015 Save the Children has committed to:• Stopping over 3 million children worldwide dying from killer diseases suchas pneumonia and diarrhoea, as well as from severe malnutrition.• Training 50,000 health workers so that many more children can bediagnosed quickly and treated effectively.
  10. 10. OUR APPROACH tohealth• Training midwives to safely deliver babies• Training health workers to diagnose andtreat the most deadly diseases• Building clinics so as many people as possible can haveaccess to healthcare• WASH programmes in emergencies
  11. 11. Wash• 1 in 8 of the worlds population do nothave access to safe water• Two fifths of the worlds population do not haveaccess to adequate sanitation (no sewagesystem, toilets or latrines)• 2 million children die every year from diarrhoeacaused by unclean water and poor sanitation
  12. 12. Reaching people in the most remote places
  13. 13. Where things stand• In 2000 world leaders committed themselvesto reducing child deaths by two-thirds andmaternal deaths by three-quarters by 2015.This was Millennium Development Goal 4.• Progress has been made, with the numberof child deaths per year dropping from12.4 million in 1990 to 6.9 million in 2011,but we must do much more.
  14. 14. In Sierra Leone we treated 48,000 childrenunder 5 for malaria, and13,000 more fordiarrhoea
  15. 15. In Nigeria 181,000pregnant womenwere given antenatalcare – up from fewerthan 15,000 in 2009and 100,000 birthswere attended by amidwife or nurse – upfrom 8,000 in 2009.
  16. 16. HungerMalnutrition leaves children too weak to fight offdeadly diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhoea.It is the underlying cause of 2.3m child deaths everyyear. That‟s 260 every single hour.In poor countries, 1 in 4 children suffer from stuntingdue to malnutritionBy 2015 Save the Children has committed to:• Stop 5 million children going hungry through food fortification, cashtransfers and early intervention to prevent food crises.• Treat 300,000 children from severe malnutrition.
  17. 17. hungerOur Approach• Avoiding crises and helping recovery: In the 1980s we developed a ground-breaking approach to predicting food shortages and preventing malnutrition.• Cash in hand: Allows families to spend the money on what they need e.g.buying food, seeds, tools to farm, paying off debt or putting money away for thefollowing year.• Breastfeeding saves lives: We promote the benefits of breastfeeding tomothers, health workers and communities. Ensuring babies are breastfed for thefirst 6 months could save 1.3m children‟s lives every year.• Feeding children in an emergency: Children lose weight quickly and, unlessthere is a quick response from aid agencies, become malnourished.
  18. 18. In Bangladesh in anarea with high rates ofchild malnutrition, wesupported 14,000very poorhouseholds. Wehelped familiesincrease their incomeand as a resultchildren’s nutritionimprovedsignificantly.
  19. 19. EDUCATION61 million children are out of school globally.Girls still account for 60% of out of schoolchildren.There are 200 million children in school, but notlearning adequately (i.e. do not have theappropriate level of literacy.) - based on whetherthey can read/write a simple sentence in their 1stlanguageBy 2015 Save the Children has committed to bring education andliteracy to 12 million children.
  20. 20. Our approach toeducation• Giving all children access to education – includingchildren in conflict affected states• Making sure girls have access toschool• Making sure children get aneducation worth having
  21. 21. education• Mobile schools in Ethiopia• Providing safe school transport inMozambique• Working with parents and local communities toenable children from poor families to go to school
  22. 22. We‟ve helped 141,000 children into school in SouthSudan, built classrooms and trained more than 700teachers.
  23. 23. In Ethiopia‟s Somali region, children‟s education is oftendisrupted as families move in search of water and greenpastures. We‟ve introduced „mobile schools‟, wherethe teacher moves with the children, and we‟re offeringevening classes for children who work during the day.
  24. 24. - A new programme that encourages children to use artistic expression –drawing, painting, music, drama and dance to help them cope withtraumatic events.- HEART has reached more than 10,000 children.- We are running the programme in Mozambique, Haiti, Malawi andNepal.heart
  25. 25. Child ProtectionBy 2015 Save the Children has committed to keep 6 million children safe fromdanger and exploitation through child protection work in orphanages, conflictsituations and emergencies.1.2 million children are trafficked each year.115 million children are engaged in childlabour.Approximately 60% of (reported) survivors ofsexual violence are children.Just over 1 billion children live in countries orterritories affected by armed conflict andthousands of children are recruited intoarmed forces.
  26. 26. OUR APPROACH TO CHILDPROTECTION• Setting up Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in emergency settings• Reuniting children with their families• Stopping children being involved in child labour, being recruitedinto armed forces or being trafficked• Setting up referral programmes so that traumatised childrencan get the psycho-social support they need
  27. 27. We run a leading childprotection programme inthe DRC. We have workedwith local communities toprotect 9,300 childrenfrom being conscripted orabducted into armed groupsand we have given supportto 493 at-risk children.
  28. 28. Historymilestones• 1920s - Campaigned for freeschool milk and dinners• 1930s - Established nursery schools from childrenwhose mothers were working in munitions factories• 1940s - Provided junior clubs for school age children togive them a safe place to play away from the bombsites
  29. 29. FAMILIES AND SCHOOLStogether (Fast)
  30. 30. FASTFAST supports parents in improving their children’s learning anddevelopment at home, so they can reach their full potential at school.• 5% improvement in reading, writing and maths.• Nine out of 10 parents said their relationship with their child hadgrown stronger.• 88% felt better able to support their child‟s education.DEAN’S STORYDean was struggling at school and his mum was concerned about hisfuture. She wanted to help him, but didn‟t know how.At FAST, Dean‟s mum met other parents and got ideas and confidenceto support Dean.Dean‟s behaviour and schoolwork has greatly improved since FAST andhe told us “at school I am working harder…I am improving in Maths andEnglish.”
  31. 31. Eat, SLEEP, LEARN, PLAY!(esLP!)
  32. 32. Eat, sleep, Learn, Play!• Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play is a programme designed to supportchildren and families across the UK who are in the mostdesperate need.• The programme directly provides families withhousehold essentials, such as a child’s bed, a cooker oreducational books and toys. The average cost of the itemsprovided is £200.• To qualify a family must have a child under the age ofthree, be on an income of under £16,000 and be receivingbenefits.
  33. 33. ESLP IN 2013• This year we aim to give 6,500 grants• We are planning to run ESLP in many moreof the country‟s poorest areas such asTower Hamlets in London, parts of theNorth East, Birmingham and Liverpool andnew regions in Scotland and Wales
  34. 34. BORNTO READ
  35. 35. ENOUGH FOOD FOREVERYONE IF…we give enough aid to stop children dying of hunger, and help the poorestpeople feed themselveswe stop big companies dodging taxes in poor countries, so that millions ofpeople can free themselves from hungerwe stop farmers being forced off their land, and use crops to feed people,not fuel carswe force governments and big corporations to be honest and open abouttheir actions that stop people getting enough food
  36. 36. How the money is spentFrom every one poundraised, we spend 89phelping and savingchildren.With theremaining 11pwe go out and raiseanother pound.
  37. 37. Thank you