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  • Sponsor Takmina today

    Hi, my name is Takmina and I'm 8 years old. I'm a girl and live in Bangladesh.

    People who know me well describe me as quiet. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Rimon today

    Hi, my name is Rimon and I'm 7 years old. I'm a boy and live in Bangladesh.

    People who know me well describe me as quiet. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Turag today

    Hi, my name is Turag and I'm 7 years old. I'm a boy and live in Bangladesh.

    People who know me well describe me as quiet. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Mim today

    Hi, my name is Mim and I'm 9 years old. I'm a girl and live in Bangladesh.

    People who know me well describe me as friendly. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Barsha today

    Hi, my name is Barsha and I'm 7 years old. I'm a girl and live in Bangladesh.

    People who know me well describe me as quiet. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Haben today

    Hi, my name is Haben and I'm 8 years old. I'm a boy and live in Ethiopia.

    People who know me well describe me as confident. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Amanuel today

    Hi, my name is Amanuel and I'm 10 years old. I'm a boy and live in Ethiopia.

    People who know me well describe me as active. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Embeba today

    Hi, my name is Embeba and I'm 10 years old. I'm a girl and live in Ethiopia.

    People who know me well describe me as active. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Gebremeskel today

    Hi, my name is Gebremeskel and I'm 9 years old. I'm a boy and live in Ethiopia.

    People who know me well describe me as active. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Yemane today

    Hi, my name is Yemane and I'm 9 years old. I'm a boy and live in Ethiopia.

    People who know me well describe me as active. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Charity today

    Hi, my name is Charity and I'm 6 years old. I'm a girl and live in Malawi.

    People who know me well describe me as active. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Bridget today

    Hi, my name is Bridget and I'm 6 years old. I'm a girl and live in Malawi.

    People who know me well describe me as active. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Mercy today

    Hi, my name is Mercy and I'm 6 years old. I'm a girl and live in Malawi.

    People who know me well describe me as happy. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Chifundo today

    Hi, my name is Chifundo and I'm 6 years old. I'm a boy and live in Malawi.

    People who know me well describe me as active. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Deliwe today

    Hi, my name is Deliwe and I'm 6 years old. I'm a girl and live in Malawi.

    People who know me well describe me as quiet. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Brinda today

    Hi, my name is Brinda and I'm 11 years old. I'm a girl and live in Nepal.

    People who know me well describe me as bright. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Salahudin today

    Hi, my name is Salahudin and I'm 10 years old. I'm a boy and live in Nepal.

    People who know me well describe me as friendly. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Parwati today

    Hi, my name is Parwati and I'm 11 years old. I'm a girl and live in Nepal.

    People who know me well describe me as active. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Ashis today

    Hi, my name is Ashis and I'm 10 years old. I'm a boy and live in Nepal.

    People who know me well describe me as happy. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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  • Sponsor Sangita today

    Hi, my name is Sangita and I'm 11 years old. I'm a girl and live in Nepal.

    People who know me well describe me as friendly. It would be great if you'd sponsor me for less than $1.50 a day. I'm looking forward to writing you letters and getting to know you better.

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Vietnam

Vietnam Country Information

Vietnam is a coastal nation in Southeast Asia and is home to almost 90 million people. It is vulnerable to natural disasters including typhoons, floods and forest fires, with the poorest people in society the most at risk. There is also a gap between families living in rural and urban areas, with a lack of education and healthcare services in the most remote communities.

Child Sponsorship programs in Vietnam

In 1990, Save the Children was invited by the Vietnamese government to begin working on the issue of child nutrition. In response, we developed a highly successful nutrition program and implemented programs to address several key issues, including hunger, livelihoods, HIV and AIDS, and disaster prevention.

Since 2013, we have worked with local communities and organisations to deliver sponsorship programs. We support families, children and communities to create lasting change for future generations in Vietnam. Save the Children staff design and implement programs that address specific needs and work across the following two core areas:

Basic Education

In Vietnam, Save the Children works to overcome the barriers children face in getting a quality education – particularly for those children living in small towns and remote, hillside villages. We provide teacher training, support literacy and numeracy programs and help to engage the community in education. We also renovate classrooms, provide educational materials and support parent-teacher associations.

School Health and Nutrition

Children in Vietnam struggle with numerous preventable and treatable illnesses, such as malaria, anaemia and worm infestation. So, with the motto "learn to be healthy and be healthy to learn," our School Health and Nutrition programs work with Vietnam's education systems to deliver basic health services and promote life-long nutrition and hygiene habits. These initiatives improve the well-being of children and keep them in school. They give children the energy and skills they need to learn and succeed.

Malawi

Malawi Country Information

Malawi is a small landlocked country, which is often described as 'The Warm Heart of Africa'. It is home to 16 million people and has a varied landscape of highlands, mountains and plains. The climate is sub-tropical with a rainy season from November to May and a dry season from June to October. It is one of the poorest countries in the world with three out of every four people living on less than $1.50 a day. It also struggles with high levels of illiteracy, a heavy burden of disease and inadequate healthcare facilities and equipment.

Child Sponsorship programs in Malawi

Save the Children has worked with local communities and organisations to deliver sponsorship programs in Malawi since 1993. Our work is tailored to improve the health, education and well-being of children.

Working with families, children and communities to help them create lasting change for future generations is an essential part of Child Sponsorship programming in Malawi. Save the Children staff design and implement programs that address specific needs and work across the following four core areas:

Early Childhood Care and Development

Supporting children during their early years is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty. Children who participate in Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) activities are far better prepared, and more likely to succeed, when they reach school. In Malawi, we support quality preschools, early literacy programs and parent training to give young children a strong foundation for their future education and development.

Basic Education

In Malawi, Save the Children works to overcome the barriers children face in getting a quality education. We provide teacher training, support literacy and numeracy programs, and help to engage the community in education. We also construct and renovate classrooms, provide educational materials and support parent-teacher associations.

School Health and Nutrition

Children in Malawi struggle with numerous preventable and treatable illnesses, such as malaria, anaemia and worm infestation. So, with the motto "learn to be healthy and be healthy to learn," our School Health and Nutrition programs work with Malawi's education systems to deliver basic health services and promote life-long nutrition and hygiene habits. These initiatives improve the well-being of children and keep them in school. They also give children the energy and skills they need to learn and succeed.

Adolescent Development

In Malawi, we work with young people to help them make a positive transition from childhood to adulthood. In particular, our Adolescent Development programs focus on reproductive and sexual health. We train health care providers and produce materials to help Malawi's adolescents as they grow up. We also organise youth clubs to help them build life skills, manage money and develop social skills. These programs help young people make responsible and informed choices that empower them to become resilient and healthy adults.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh compared to Australia

Home to 163 million people, Bangladesh is one of most densely populated and largest developing countries in the world. A country that depends on agriculture, Bangladesh is vulnerable to floods, droughts, tropical cyclones, tornados and tidal bores. Although there have been efforts to improve education, this alone cannot overcome poverty. In rural areas, malnutrition, child labour, early marriage, and poor quality education and sanitation are common among children and their families. Children also suffer from easily preventable and treatable illnesses such as anemia and worms.

Child Sponsorship programs in Bangladesh

Save the Children first began delivering humanitarian assistance to some of the most disadvantaged children and families in Bangladesh in 1970. Over the last 40 years, our work has grown to include community-based development programs designed to create sustainable improvements in the health, education and well-being of children.

Working with families, children and communities to empower them to create lasting change for future generations is an essential part of Child Sponsorship programming in Bangladesh.Save the Children staff design and implement programs that address their specific needs and work across the following four core areas:

Early Childhood Care and Development

Supporting children during their early years is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty. Children who participate in Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) activities are more likely to make significant intellectual and social gains later in life than children who can’t access these types of programs. In Bangladesh, we implement programs to support the cognitive, psychosocial and physical development of young children, and provide a healthy and positive foundation for success in primary school and later in life.

Basic Education

In Bangladesh, we focus on improving access to and quality of education for school-aged children. Education programs include capacity building and training for teachers, parent sessions, supporting policies for school safety and a reading buddy mentoring initiative.

School Health and Nutrition

With the motto “learn to be healthy and be healthy to learn,” our School Health and Nutrition programs work with Bangladesh’s education systems to deliver basic health services and promote life-long nutrition and hygiene habits.  De-worming and iron tablets, clean water and sanitation initiatives, and health education improve the well-being of children and keep them in school. They give children the energy and skills they need to learn and succeed.

Adolescent Development

In Bangladesh, we work with young people to improve their health and well-being. In particular, our Adolescent Development programs focus on reproductive and sexual health. Save the Children organises study circles and learning groups for young people, establishes information centres in schools and conducts educational sessions for the parents of teenagers.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia compared to Australia

Located in East Africa, Ethiopia is home to 93 million people. Although it has many beautiful mountain ranges and national parks, sadly, Ethiopia is more often known for being one of the poorest countries in the world. Due to a lack of basic services, Ethiopian children suffer from hunger, malnutrition and easily preventable and treatable illnesses such as anemia and worms.  In the last two decades, Ethiopia has been affected by major crises including drought, epidemics, displacement and armed conflict.

Child Sponsorship programs in Ethiopia

Save the Children first began delivering humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia in 1984. Over the last 30 years, our work has grown to include community-based development programs designed to create sustainable improvements in the health, education and well-being of children.

Working with families, children and communities to empower them to create lasting change for future generations is an essential part of Child Sponsorship programming in Ethiopia.Save the Children staff design and implement programs that address their specific needs and work across the following four core areas:


Early Childhood Care and Development

Supporting children during their early years is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty. Children who participate in Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) activities are more likely to make significant intellectual and social gains later in life than children who can’t access these types of programs.  In Ethiopia, we implement programs to support the cognitive, psychosocial and physical development of young children, and provide a healthy and positive foundation for success in primary school and later in life. We also work with parents and communities to increase their involvement in children’s learning and development.

Basic Education

Save the Children’s basic education initiatives in Ethiopia include training and capacity building for teachers, building and renovating schools, providing educational materials and promoting child-friendly policies. Special attention is paid to educating girls and the community about their rights.


School Health and Nutrition

With the motto “learn to be healthy and be healthy to learn,” our School Health and Nutrition programs work with Ethiopia’s education systems to deliver basic health services and promote life-long nutrition and hygiene habits.  De-worming and iron tablets, clean water and sanitation initiatives, and health education improve the well-being of children and keep them in school. They give children the energy and skills they need to learn and succeed.

Adolescent Development

In Ethiopia, we work with young people to improve their health and well-being. In particular, our Adolescent Development programs focus on HIV/Aids prevention, and reproductive and sexual health. We organise youth clubs for adolescents to learn about and promote healthy behaviours and develop leadership and social skills. We also run training in farming practices, livestock management and care, and the provision of small loans to create and expand small businesses.

Nepal

Nepal compared to Australia

Home to 30 million people, Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. A popular international tourist destination, the country is widely known as the home of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Sadly, less is known about the poverty, population density and poor infrastructure that affect many Nepalese people.  Nepalese children are assigned chores from a young age, negatively impacting their school attendance and performance. Families often rely on boys to shepherd livestock as a way of contributing to their household. However, they are still far more likely to attend school than girls. Children also suffer from easily preventable and treatable illnesses such as anemia and worms.

Child Sponsorship programs in Nepal

In Nepal, our sponsorship programs work towards the long-term improvement of children’s lives through education, health and livelihood initiatives. Working with families, children and communities to empower them to create lasting change for future generations is an essential part of Child Sponsorship programming in Nepal.Save the Children staff design and implement programs that address their specific needs and work across the following four core areas:

Early Childhood Care and Development

Supporting children during their early years is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty. Children who participate in Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) activities are more likely to make significant intellectual and social gains later in life than children who can’t access these types of programs. In Nepal, we implement programs to support the cognitive, psychosocial and physical development of young children, and provide a healthy and positive foundation for success in primary school and later in life.

Basic Education

Save the Children focuses on improving access to and quality of education for school-aged children in Nepal. Sponsorship programs include providing educational materials, conducting school-enrolment campaigns, training teachers and promoting child-friendly policies in schools.

School Health and Nutrition

With the motto “learn to be healthy and be healthy to learn,” our School Health and Nutrition programs work with Nepal’s education systems to deliver basic health services and promote life-long nutrition and hygiene habits.  De-worming and iron tablets, clean water and sanitation initiatives, and health education improve the well-being of children and keep them in school. They give children the energy and skills they need to learn and succeed.

Adolescent Development

In Nepal, we work with young people to improve their health and well-being. In particular, our Adolescent Development programs focus on building life skills and livelihoods training. We establish clubs so young people can share knowledge with their peers, set up information centres and run education sessions for parents of teenagers.


Philippines

The Philippines compared to Australia

The Philippines is a nation comprised of more than 7,000 islands, of which only 2,000 are inhabited. Home to more than 105 million people, the Philippines is located near a typhoon belt. The islands are often struck by natural disasters, including cyclones, earthquakes and landslides. In 2013, the Philippines was devastated by one of the worst storms the world has seen for four decades. With a very high birth rate, large debt and areas of extreme economic inequality, Filipino children face many future challenges. Children also suffer from easily preventable and treatable illnesses such as anemia and worms.

 

Child Sponsorship programs in the Philippines

Save the Children first began delivering humanitarian assistance to the Philippines more than 30 years ago. Since then, our work has grown to include community-based development programs designed to create sustainable improvements in the health, education and well-being of children.

Working with families, children and communities to empower them to create lasting change for future generations is an essential part of Child Sponsorship programming in the Philippines.Save the Children staff design and implement programs that address their specific needs and work across the following four core areas:


Early Childhood Care and Development

Supporting children during their early years is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty. Children who participate in Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) activities are more likely to make significant intellectual and social gains later in life than children who can’t access these types of programs. In the Philippines, we implement programs to support the cognitive, psychosocial and physical development of young children, and provide a healthy and positive foundation for success in primary school and later in life.


Basic Education

Save the Children focuses on improving access to and quality of education for school-aged children in the Philippines. Sponsorship programs include building and rehabilitating schools, providing educational supplies and teacher training. We also implement community reading initiatives and support parent-teacher associations.  


School Health and Nutrition

With the motto “learn to be healthy and be healthy to learn,” our School Health and Nutrition programs work with education systems in the Philippines to deliver basic health services and promote life-long nutrition and hygiene habits.  De-worming and iron tablets, clean water and sanitation initiatives, and health education improve the well-being of children and keep them in school. They give children the energy and skills they need to learn and succeed.

Adolescent Development

In the Philippines, we work with young people to improve their health and well-being. In particular, our Adolescent Development programs focus on reproductive and sexual health. Save the Children organises learning groups for young people, establishes information centres in schools and conducts educational sessions for the parents of teenagers.