Part 1 Listing:
- Organization: Save the Children
- population served: Children; mostly in devolving countries
- main focus: better education, health care, economic chances; provides emergency aid in natural disasters, wars and other conflicts
- in 120 countries all around the world
- ways to help: programs, campaigns, promote children's lives, provide relief, help to support children in developing countries, promote policy changes in order to gain more rights for the young people
- current project: Humanitarian work in Syria, Every One Campaign
- future hopes/goals: Reducing child deaths rate by 2015, safer and brighter future for children
Part 2 Writing:
Every 4.5 seconds a child somewhere in the world dies caused by hunger and preventable diseases. They do not get the chance to make it to their 5th birthday. Additionally, millions of children either do not get the opportunity for education or they drop out of school before their 3rd grade. Those are a few of many challenges the world has to face. However, this shouldn’t be this way. Every child deserves the chance of a healthy start, education, and a brighter future.
The worldwide active, non-governmental organization 'the Save the children fund', commonly known as Save the Children, is devoted to save those children’s lives. Established in United Kingdom in 1919 to help and feed children who suffered from hunger crisis after the First World War, Save the Children wants to attain the right to survival, protection, development and participation for every single child. They strongly abide by their motto "We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfill their potential". In order to accomplish their mission, Save the Children promotes children's lives, provides relief, and helps to support children in developing countries. Furthermore, they promote policy changes in order to gain more rights for the young people. The organization's main focus lies on a better education, health care, and economic chances. Moreover, Save the Children provides emergency aid in natural disasters, wars and other conflicts. Till this day, Save the Children is spread in 120 countries all around the world with the goal to improve children's lives. In order to do so, they create programs and campaigns to support them.
Since Save the Children constantly tries to make a better living condition for children, they have several projects and campaigns at the same time. However, one of the their current projects is the humanitarian work in Syria. More than three millions children suffer from Syria’s conflict, leaving them homeless, injured and without food. It lacks of the essential of life: Food, water and health care. Save the Children tries to give the children and their families the basics to survive as far as possible by providing them with accommodations, food, and support. Moreover, it has been recently confirmed that there is an outbreak of the highly contagious disease “polio“ in Syria, which is spread through dirty water. It attacks the body and in worst cases can be deadly. Save the children warns from turning into an epidemic threatening children across the Middle East region. Additionally, thousands of Syrians flee the country daily and increase the risk of the spreading the virus throughout the region. Therefore, they demand to stop the war, so they can get access to the country to provide widespread vaccinations. Save the Children has already vaccinated 21,000 children against polio in Syria but they want to increase the number.
Furthermore, the organization made dramatic progress in the past ten years by reducing child deaths, getting more children into school, and pulling millions out of poverty. They reduced the number of child deaths from 12 million a year to 7.6 million a year. However, this is not enough. There are still too many children who die from preventable diseases, even though low-tech and inexpensive solutions exist to save them. Therefore, Save the children launched the Every One campaign in 2009 to address every single citizen in the world to help to prevent millions of young children worldwide from dying. It is their biggest global campaign ever aiming to reduce the child mortality rate by two-thirds and to achieve Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 by 2015.
In conclusion, Save the Children is an internationally active organization to save children’s lives and give them a better future. They work in many different areas to ensure children’s safety. In order to accomplish their goals, they use programs and campaigns to fight for children’s rights. Save the Children’s work and dedication has shown some remarks in saving children’s lives and giving them the opportunity to live. They made a drastic positive change in the last few years by reducing the number of child deaths by almost fifty percent, and they aim to achieve more by 2015.In my opinion, Save the Children put a lot of effort in saving children’s lives and giving them the chance of education, health care, and safety. It is really inspiring to see how much progress and change has already been made in the recent years and how much still will come. The organization’s ambition to achieve more by 2015 is really remarkable. They seem to devote themselves to their duties in saving children’s lives. Since investing in children means to invest in the future, children should be protected at all times. Serving children for more than 90 years now, I believe that the future of this charity organization as well as the future of the children will be bright and succe