Save the Children
Save the Children- Who we are
Save the Children, established more than 90 years ago is now a global movement that is made up of 29 member countries and delivers programs in over 120 countries. As the world’s leading independent children’s rights organisation in the world we make a difference to the most vulnerable children. We save the lives of millions of children each year and a give a better chance at life to many more.
Sadly in Australia nearly 12 per cent of children fall below the poverty line. Despite Australia's wealth and high standard of living, many children struggle to reach their potential because they don’t have access to education, healthcare and protection services. We employ, develop and run programs for disadvantaged, isolated and vulnerable Australian children in more than 100 communities throughout the country.
What we do?
We provide humanitarian response in times of crisis, alongside conducting long term development programs designed to sustainably help every child. Our main areas of work are:
- Child Protection – we work with vulnerable children and their mothers who have been subjected to domestic violence
- Emergency response- recently we have responded to the following disasters: Haiti earthquake, Pakistan floods, the Queensland and Victorian floods, Cyclone Yasi, the Japan disaster and many more
- Health & Nutrition- a global initiative has been launched called ‘Everyone’ which will focus on reducing the number of number of children who die needlessly before their 5th birthday due to preventable illness
- Education- in Australia we specialise in early childhood development and aim to give every child the right start in life through mobile play schemes and early learning centres
The programs we deliver and the help we provide is given without fear or favour, religion, creed or political agenda. Our support and development work is given on the basis of need alone.
To find out more please visit www.savethechildren.org.au