Save the Children

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Save the Children staat als grootste onafhankelijke internationale kinderrechtenorganisatie voor het verbeteren van de leefomstandigheden en toekomstperspectieven van kinderen en jongeren in moeilijke omstandigheden, waar ook ter wereld en ongeacht geslacht, ras, nationaliteit, geloof of politieke gezindheid. 'Onafhankelijk' wil zeggen dat wij niet verbonden of gelieerd zijn aan overheden of andere instanties. Ons uitgangspunt is het Verdrag voor de Rechten van het Kind van de Verenigde Naties, waarvoor Save the Children zelf de grondslag legde.

Miljoenen kinderen hebben geen toegang tot goede gezondheidszorg, onderwijs, voedsel en bescherming. Over de hele wereld overlijden meer dan negen miljoen kinderen onder de vijf jaar aan ziektes die behandelbaar zijn. Save the Children kent twee vormen van hulp om verbetering te brengen in de situaties van kinderen en hun families in ontwikkelingslanden:
- noodhulp ten tijde van een crisis gericht op het voorzien van primaire levensbehoeften
- structurele hulp die plaatsvindt in een stabiele situatie gericht op het verminderen van armoede.

Onze kenmerken
- Grootste onafhankelijke internationale kinderrechtenorganisatie
- Specialist in onderwijs, gezondheidszorg, bescherming en noodhulp
- Wereldwijde netwerkspeler met groot bereik en korte lijnen
- Stelt participatie altijd centraal: van kind tot overheid tot bedrijfsleven

Internationaal samenwerkingsverband
Save the Children Nederland maakt onderdeel uit van de International Save the Children Alliance, bestaande uit nationale organisaties die in samenwerkingsverband opkomen voor de rechten van kinderen. De International Save the Children Alliance bestaat uit 28 onafhankelijke lidorganisaties die gezamenlijk in meer dan 120 landen actief zijn. Door het bundelen van de inzet van mensen en middelen is de organisatie in staat om een slagvaardige, krachtige en internationaal gedragen bijdrage te leveren aan het verbeteren van de leefsituatie van kinderen, zowel bij reguliere ontwikkelingsinspanningen als bij noodhulp.



What we stand for

We’re the world’s independent children’s charity. We’re outraged that millions of children are still denied proper healthcare, food, education and protection. We’re working flat out to get every child their rights and we’re determined to make further, faster changes. How many? How fast? It’s up to you.

Our vision

Is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our mission

Is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Our values are:

Accountability – We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners and, most of all, children.

Ambition – We are demanding of ourselves and our colleagues, set high goals and are committed to improving the quality of everything we do for children.

Collaboration – We respect and value each other, thrive on our diversity, and work with partners to leverage our global strength in making a difference for children.

Creativity – We are open to new ideas, embrace change, and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions for and with children.

Integrity – We aspire to live the highest standards of personal honesty and behaviour; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of children.


Achievements and ambitions

Over the past year, we're proud to say we've reached over 7 million children through our work. So that we can be properly held to account for how we spend our money, we've developed a way of estimating the number of children we reach. For the first time we're able to include these figures in our annual report.

By 2017 we committed ourselves to creating a world in which:

  • it’s no longer acceptable for children to die before their fifth birthday from preventable causes at the rate that’s tolerated today – one every three seconds
  • every child, even those caught up in disaster or war, can expect a basic education
  • in the UK, one of the world’s richest countries, a million children no longer live in severe and persistent poverty
  • orphans and other children at risk are protected and cared for in their own communities, not put in institutions
  • children and their carers have a real say in what we do and how we do it, and can hold us to account.

We’re also aiming, as part of the Save the Children Alliance, to become the top emergency response agency for children – raising more money, responding more quickly and effectively, saving more lives. And we’ll help more children in fragile countries – the places where war, disasters and the collapse of government put children at risk.

Advancing on all fronts

In 2009, we refused to let the recession stop us improving the lives of millions of children.

  • We helped 6.8 million children worldwide – almost as many as in the full 12 months of 2008/09.*
  • We responded to 28 emergencies, not just those in the headlines.
  • Our work to improve health and fight hunger reached 2.4 million children in 20 countries, more than ever before. And we had one huge victory for children: the advent of free healthcare in Sierra Leone. That’s 2.5 million children and mothers who won’t now have to pay for care.
  • 1.4 million children caught up in conflict and emergencies have enrolled in school for the first time – 300,000 in 2009 alone – thanks to our global Rewrite the Future campaign.
  • We launched our EVERY ONE campaign in 44 countries – a truly global effort from almost every member of Save the Children. 1.4 million people worldwide signed up.
  • We made 640,000 children safer – keeping them out of harmful institutions and protecting them from abuse.
  • The Child Poverty Act enshrined into law the British government’s promise to end child poverty by 2020 – in part thanks to campaigning by the End Child Poverty coalition, of which we’re a member.
  • Our income hit £170.9 million - £13.2 million more than we’d aimed for.

* Please note that this review covers the period from April to December 2009, making it a nine-month report. The figures we quote for 2009 relate to this nine-month period.

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