International Save the Children Alliance

Our work involves many different approaches, depending on local circumstances and needs. We provide a wide range of programs, including: 1. Training new mothers with prenatal care; 2. Supplying life-saving immunizations for young children; 3. Building schools in developing countries; 4. Improving literacy and nutrition for children living in rural poverty in the U.S.

Save the Children is the world's largest independent organisation for children, making a difference to children's lives in over 120 countries. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children helps children to achieve a happy, healthy and secure childhood. Save the Children listens to children, involves children and ensures their views are taken into account. Save the Children secures and protects children's rights - to food, shelter, health care, education and freedom from violence, abuse and exploitation. As long as there are children in need, Save the Children will find innovative ways to help them survive and thrive. Our work involves many different approaches, depending on local circumstances and needs. All of these activities share several core principles.

  • Civil Society
  • Coordination of International Assistance
  • Corrections
  • DDR
  • Defence Institutions
  • Economic Foundations for Growth and Development
  • Financial Transparency and Accountability
  • Gender
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Humanitarian Protection
  • Judicial and Legal Reform
  • Law Enforcement Institutions
  • Local Governance
  • Media
  • Mine Action
  • Physical Infrastructure and Reconstruction
  • Public Administration and Government Strengthening
  • Transitional Justice

Humanitarian Protection

Save the Children's presence around the world enables us to respond swiftly and effectively to emergency situations, including national disasters and armed conflict.
  • Advocacy
  • Capacity and development training
  • Direct project implementation
  • Financial support
  • Policy advice
  • Project support services
  • Research and policy development
  • Technical assistance
Description of activities
Around the world, Save the Children enables children, parents and teachers to be involved in school organisation and the delivery of education. In India we trained 1.000 Village Education Committees so they can play an active part in shaping local education provision. Training of Kenyan health workers on adolescent reproductive health services
SC aims to ensure that education is relevant and of high quality, from early childhood development centres through to accelerated learning programmes for older children who have missed out on school. Our basic education programme in Amhara, Ethiopia provides informal education opportunities for over 270.000 children in rural areas.
Sever drought in East Africa in early 2006 left 1.75 million children in Kenya in need of food, healthcare and water. Save the Children treated malnourished children and strengthened healthcare systems by equipping health facilities and training Kenyan Ministry of Health Staff. We also supported long-term recovery by using a unique cash transfer system to help families restock their cattle herds.
Save the Children achieves change for young people at national and local levels. Working with the Indian Department of Labour, we have developed a school curriculum covering life skills such as conflict resolution, negotiation and communication skills. This curriculum is now being introduced nationally. We have also lobbied local authorities to recruit teachers which are fluent in local languages, which has encouraged more children from ethnic minorities to enrol and stay in school.
Our child protection works involves research and lobbying activities as well as directly supporting children. We published a report on widespread abuse of children in Liberia by humanitarian workers and others in position of powers - girls as young as 8 were being forced into sex in exchange for basic necessities. Save the Children made the keynote address at a UN meeting on the sexual exploitation and abuse of children, leading the call to end this kind of exploitation. With partners SC launched Keeping Children Safe materials to enable humanitarian organisations to safeguard child welfare.
Save the Children works with governments and education authorities to strengthen school systems and make them more child friendly. SC led a campaign that resulted in corporal punishment being outlawed in Mongolian schools benefiting over 650.000 children. The Mongolian Government is also introducing a new code of conduct for teachers to end illegal school fees, which have kept thousands of children out of school.

Humanitarian Assistance

  • Advocacy
  • Capacity and development training
  • Direct project implementation
  • Financial support
  • Policy advice
  • Project support services
  • Technical assistance
Description of activities
Improving the education system and access for displaced children.
In response to natural disasters, Save the Children incorporates actions focused on reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Income and asset growth; Funds to restore livestock during humanitarian emergency; School feeding programs.
Working with governments and partners on child protection and child rights.
Improving families' access to food and clean water.
Sending in the aftermath of atural disasters portable generators, satellite phones and water purification tablets.

DDR

  • Advocacy
  • Capacity and development training
  • Financial support
Description of activities
Providing children with alternatives through schooling or skills training; Developing targeted messages that address the specific motivations of children in the community.
Reducing the household poverty that pushes many children into armed forces or groups.
  • Africa
    • Central Africa
      • Angola
      • Cameroon
      • Democratic Republic of the Congo
      • Chad
      • Equatorial Guinea
      • Gabon
    • Eastern Africa
      • Madagascar
      • Uganda
      • Mozambique
      • Kenya
      • Somalia
      • Sudan
      • Rwanda
      • United Republic of Tanzania
      • Ethiopia
      • Zambia
      • Malawi
      • Zimbabwe
    • Northern Africa
      • Egypt
      • Morocco
    • Southern Africa
      • South Africa
      • Swaziland
      • Lesotho
      • Botswana
    • Western Africa
      • Gambia
      • Ghana
      • Senegal
      • Togo
      • Nigeria
      • Liberia
      • Mauritania
      • Niger
      • Sierra Leone
      • Guinea
      • Burkina Faso
      • Cape Verde
      • Cote d’Ivoire
      • Guinea-Bissau
      • Mali
  • Americas
    • Caribbean
      • Haiti
      • Dominican Republic
      • Cuba
    • Central America
      • Costa Rica
      • Honduras
      • El-Salvador
      • Guatemala
      • Nicaragua
    • North America
      • Mexico
      • United States of America
      • Canada
    • South America
      • Argentina
      • Brazil
      • Chile
      • Paraguay
      • Uruguay
      • Bolivia
      • Colombia
      • Ecuador
      • Peru
      • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Asia
    • Central Asia
      • Kazakhstan
      • Kyrgyzstan
      • Tajikistan
      • Uzbekistan
    • East Asia
      • Mongolia
      • Republic of Korea
      • China
      • Japan
      • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
    • South Asia
      • Nepal
      • Afghanistan
      • India
      • Pakistan
      • Sri Lanka
      • Bangladesh
      • Bhutan
    • South East Asia
      • Cambodia
      • Indonesia
      • Philippines
      • Thailand
      • Myanmar
      • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
      • Viet Nam
      • Malaysia
    • Western Asia
      • Armenia
      • Georgia
      • Jordan
      • Lebanon
      • Yemen
      • Azerbaijan
      • Israel
      • Palestine
      • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Europe
    • Eastern Europe
      • Republic of Moldova
      • Romania
      • Slovakia
      • Russian Federation
    • Northern Europe
      • Estonia
      • Latvia
      • Lithuania
      • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
      • Sweden
      • Denmark
      • Finland
      • Iceland
      • Norway
    • Western Europe
      • Switzerland
      • Netherlands
      • Germany
    • Southern Europe
      • Montenegro
      • Spain
      • Albania
      • Italy
      • Bosnia and Herzegovina
      • Croatia
      • Serbia
      • Slovenia
      • (The former Yugoslav) Republic of Macedonia
  • Oceania

Sierra Leone

Types of activity: 
Research and policy development
Technical assistance
Policy advice
Direct project implementation
Financial support
Capacity and development training
Project support services
Monitoring and Evaluation

Burundi

Types of activity: 
Research and policy development
Technical assistance
Policy advice
Direct project implementation
Financial support
Capacity and development training
Project support services

Sierra Leone

Types of activity: 
Research and policy development
Technical assistance
Policy advice
Direct project implementation
Financial support
Capacity and development training
Project support services
Monitoring and Evaluation

Burundi

Types of activity: 
Research and policy development
Technical assistance
Policy advice
Direct project implementation
Financial support
Capacity and development training
Project support services
International Save the Children Alliance
Rue de Varembé 1
Geneva CH-1202
Non-governmental organisation
London, UK
Rue de Varembé 1
Geneva CH-1202
Advocacy Office

The main goal of the Geneva advocacy office is to create positive change for children by advocating key child rights and child protection issues at the global level to the United Nations bodies and member states based in Geneva as well as to represent Save the Children in the various fora and meetings on relevant issues that occur in Geneva.

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Ms
Roberta Cecchetti
Representative
Gorel Bogarde