Save the Children - Australia

(Unverified non-profit organisation)

Save the Children is an international voluntary agency that works for the benefit of children within the communities in which they live.

Save the Children works to make a reality of children’s rights: to help children and families improve their health, education and economic opportunities.

Save the Children Australia supports development activities within the following sectors: health (primary health care, mother/child health, village based interventions, health education); education and vocational training); survival (community development, food production, micro credit, water supply); protection (children at risk of abuse, exploitation and violence); and youth participation (engaging youth in development activities).

Save the Children vision a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. This means ensuring children no longer die from preventable diseases, that they have a childhood – even in emergencies, that they have the opportunity to learn through access to education and that they have – and understand – their rights as a child.

Over its 90 year history, Save the Children has grown to become the world’s leading independent organisation for children with 29 national organisations working together to deliver programs in more than 120 countries.

Save the Children Australia manages and implements programs and also leads Save the Children’s on-the-ground response in humanitarian emergencies for much of the Asia Pacific region, rapidly dispatching staff and resources to affected areas and coordinating ongoing relief efforts to protect affected children and their families.

Website

http://www.savethechildren.org.au

About this organisation

Regions / countries / territories

Oceania: Australia

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Education and training; Job creation and enterprise...show all (6)