Save the Children logoWe’re all busy with our civilized, digitalized and mostly convenient lives, and only because the media is very busy reporting about bad news, we know that not everyone is as lucky as we are. People who actually help other people survive may get less exposure, but there are helpful people out there and we are always happy to introduce (and flattr) them. Today it’s about Save the Children, the organization which aims to change the way the world treats children.

About Save the Children

After the World War I Eglantyne Jebb, teacher and  sociologist, founded the Save the Children Fund in England to aid children affected by the war in Central Europe. Inspired by the aim to help defenceless children anywhere, Save the Children was established in the United States in 1932. The organization helps families around the world to break out of the cycle of poverty. They apply different programs, but all with the same mission – to create lasting, positive change in the lives of children in need around the world.

About their work

Save the Children works in over 120 countries and their programs cover areas like child protection, focusing on the most vulnerable children, education in the most marginalized territories, health and nutrition to ensure children have access to and use key health and nutrition services, responding to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, and working with families to secure their livelihoods.

Next to these programs Save the Children is ready to act in case of an emergency, as they did in the Haiti earthquake disaster and the Pakistan’s monsoon flood in 2010, and after Japan’s earthquake and tsunami in 2011. It would be difficult to mention all their actions and achievements to help people in need, but if you take a look at their success stories, including how they use technology for good, that can definitely cheer you up.

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What you can do

You can find many different ways to give, but if you want something more personal and life-changing, you could sponsor a child. You can help without money too, just find out how to take action to save childrens’ lives. A flattr click can go a long way too.

You aren’t convinced? Shame, even Dr. House is supporting Save the Children.

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This post is part of our Flattrable charities series. Read along. (And push the buttons.)

One thought on “Flattrable charities – Save the Children

  1. People should do more for children from marginalized territories, because all the children need to have access to education and information. Best regards and good post !

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