Malina is a Clever Girl

Author Portrait_Benafsha, School-based ECCD TeacherBenafsha

School-based ECCD Teacher

Save the Children in Afghanistan

April 7, 2017

I am Benafsha. I live in Maimana City of Faryab Province, in Afghanistan. I have been an Early Child Care and Development (ECCD) teacher for three years now. I love my job. I enjoy teaching little kids and preparing them for entering primary school. I think ECCD is a very important program because it prepares children for a better future early on in their lives. I have many great stories from each day of my life as an ECCD teacher, but Malina’s story is one of my favorites.

Malina is a six-year-old girl. She joined our ECCD classes two years ago. Her family is very poor and her parents are illiterate, like many of the children in my classes. When Malina first joined ECCD, she was not behaving well and had difficulties communicating. She was very shy and barely spoke to anyone. Her parents were worried about her.

Benafsha and her smiling ECCD students.
Benafsha and her smiling ECCD students.

Thanks to Sponsorship’s ECCD programs, our classroom is full and colorful. I have also received trainings from Save the Children that help me make my lessons engaging for my young students. Each day here Malina is greeted with a child-friendly and safe environment that helps encourage her to learn and play. As teachers, we help children develop their cognitive, socio-emotional and language skills, as well as skills in early literacy and math. It turned out, all this was exactly what Malina needed.

I encouraged Malina by welcoming her into opportunities to play and participate in different activities. She took the chance to communicate with the other children once they were all playing together. Day by day, Malina gained the courage and confidence to talk more and more. Today, she is a very active and intelligent little girl, which makes her mother very happy. Her mother proudly shared, “Malina is a very clever girl. She is happy and very sociable.”

A happy Malina (middle) and her sister Madina and Malya.
A happy Malina (middle) and her sister Madina and Malya.

Children who graduate from our ECCD classes perform much stronger in school compared to classmates who did not receive any pre-primary school education, and are usually the top of their class. Malina’s mother tells me, I have five daughters. All of them had normal childhoods and thrived. However, Malina struggled with talking for years. I was very worried about her future. I sometimes cried thinking about her. Fortunately, Save the Children established the [ECCD] centers for our children, and it has been two years since she started attending ECCD classes. She is very active now. She sings songs for her sisters, dances and tells us stories. We are very grateful to Save the Children for giving this great opportunity to our children.”

As an ECCD teacher working directly with the children, I find my work fulfilling although it is sometimes hard. I push my limits to go beyond my work and always try to give a little more, helping more children because they deserve to be served and they are the future of our country. I give my special thanks to each of our sponsors, and I hope their support continues so more children like Malina can have brighter futures.

We thank you, Benafsha – our programs would not be possible without hardworking, caring and dedicated teachers like you. Thank you for being our partner in changing children’s lives for the better!

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A Working Day for a Sponsorship Facilitator

Author Portrait_Sama Mahaman Laouali, Community Development Facilitator
Sama Mahaman Laouali

Community Development Facilitator

Save the Children in Niger

March 31, 2017

When the Sponsorship program started in Niger in January of 2015, I was among the lucky staff members tasked with implementing the program in the selected 25 communities. The fact that I am from the region of Maradi, where Sponsorship now works, doubled my commitment to work for the welfare of children in this area.

The work of a community facilitator is not an easy task, but it’s worth doing since it benefits children, their parents and the region as a whole.

Sama laughing and drawing with some sponsored girls.
Sama laughing and drawing with some sponsored girls.

When I wake up in the morning, I first have my breakfast and then I check everything is in working order on my motorcycle. Despite the hot, sunny days and sandy roads, I enjoy going to the communities.

We have become, as a part of Sponsorship, members of these communities. From afar the roaring of my motorbike can be heard, and children welcome me with their joyful “youyous”, a local saying used to describe the excited and joyful shouts of children, because they all know that I always come with good news – news from their sponsors or enrollments welcoming new children into the programs.

Smiling Sponsorship kids Djamila, Farida, Aicha & Maimouna.
Smiling Sponsorship kids Djamila, Farida, Aicha & Maimouna.

Children and parents are all proud when a child receives a letter from a sponsor. It’s new to them, but they already have confidence in Sponsorship’s activities. For parents, the program is a huge relief as they will not have to worry about buying school supplies. Children too believe in the change that will occur in their education, as their teachers are being trained and the school environment is already starting to transform. Reading camps are being set-up in communities and stocked with storybooks. The use of positive discipline is being taught to teachers, which means no more violence at school and children are made comfortable in class and are able to develop relationships with their teachers.

In these rural communities, letters coming from abroad are treasured and he who receives a letter from a sponsor is seen as a lucky child. Creating drawings for replies to sponsors is a scene of celebration as children are gathered to work together on them, and it’s marvelous.

Have you written to your sponsored child recently? We hear over and over that children “treasure” the letters they receive from sponsors – it truly is seen as a wonderful gift! We hope you will consider taking the time to write a quick note or send some photos of yourself and your family to your sponsored child. Know they will indeed treasure it for years to come!

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Witness Your Sponsorship Support in Action

Author Portrait_Victoria Zegler, Multimedia Storyteller
Victoria Zegler

Multimedia Storyteller

Save the Children U.S.

March 21, 2017

Leaving our Save the Children field office, it’s anywhere between a one to two-hour drive to the rural country side where sponsored children live, play and learn. The roads are dusty and narrow. Traveling along these remote roadways, you can feel every bump and dip in the dirt roads. Passing by children along the shoulder on bicycles and motorcycles, I can’t imagine what their journey is like.

As we drive down the lengthy highway, homes become father apart as the distance becomes greater.

Stepping into a classroom in Lufwanyama, Zambia.
Stepping into a classroom in Lufwanyama, Zambia.

As I get closer to the village, I notice the local community in action. Young children, teenagers, many of them, the mothers and fathers of the children we serve, having labored since dawn with nothing but their bare hands and tools made from the country’s natural resources. I admire their dedication, innovation and hard work. They have no one to rely on but themselves to get the job done.

As we approach the school grounds, children slowly peek their heads out of the newly built classrooms. The smile plastered across my face reflects theirs. I can’t wait to meet these incredible children and to show them pictures of their participation in our programs – solving math problems in notebooks and learning to read with new learning materials – all made possible by their sponsors.

And then it dawned on me – there aren’t many mirrors and smartphones here, so many of these children haven’t seen what they look like in months, maybe even years.

To me, it’s more than just taking their pictures, it’s about unlocking raw emotion.
To me, it’s more than just taking their pictures, it’s about unlocking raw emotion.

The children are eager and curious as they approach me, giggling. After taking their picture, I show the children and big, unfiltered laughter ensues.

To me, it’s more than just taking their pictures. It’s about unlocking the raw emotion deep down inside of them. Showing the happiness on their faces as the corners of their eyes begin to wrinkle. I admire their strength and resilience through the hardest of times. Their hope and hard work for better life. These children instill hope in me every day with their big ideas and willingness to learn. They give me faith in myself, my organization and – most importantly – in humanity.

The moment I see the smiling faces of those children, nothing else matters.

A memory that I will always remember: the excitement that broke out over stickers. The children flocked to me with their arms reaching out at the chance to collect a sticker. I watched the children place them on their hands, faces and their friends faces laughing all the while. This simple gift from generous sponsors made their day – and mine too.

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Guarding Our Children’s Future

Author Portrait_Tribhuvan Karmacharya, Sponsorship Program OfficerTribhuvan Karmacharya

Sponsorship Program Officer

Save the Children in Nepal-Bhutan

March 17, 2017

Being born and raised in the hilly district of Pyuthan in Nepal, I consider myself one of the lucky few who was able to have a better chance at an education. I grew up in one of the most developed parts of Pyuthan, though calling it developed would be an overstatement. Many parts of this area, particularly in the high, upper hill regions, still lack electricity, and are so remote that hours on foot are required for daily tasks like collecting water for household use. I had the privilege of going to school and even continuing with my education, unlike the many children I meet with on a regular basis during field visits to this area.

I was quite unaware of Save the Children’s Sponsorship program until I joined the team myself in 2011. My primary role included collecting child replies from children for their sponsors, and collecting updates from the children about their daily life and about how they are benefiting from our programs. Most recently, we have begun to give extra attention to children who are not enrolled in school because they need our support more than ever, to truly turn around their lives.

A typical road in Pyuthan.
A typical road in Pyuthan.

My colleagues and I set out to cover different areas to meet with these out-of-school children. Walking is never an option in hilly communities like ours – it is the only choice if you need to go somewhere. Sometimes children walk for hours just to reach their school. After leaving the motor road, I walked along the narrow dirt trails to meet with several out-of-school children. Of those I met with that day, a young 11-year-old boy named Aashik still frequently comes to my mind.

Aashik’s mother had been terminally ill for quite some time. He had stopped going to school in order to care for his ailing mother, and to prepare food and care for his little sister since his mother no longer could. His father and 17-year-old brother had moved to India in search of work, a common story for families here. I will never forget the moment his lips shut tight and his eyes welled up when I asked him if he liked going to school. I didn’t need his confirmation. I already had the answer.

As a father to two young children myself, I could not bear to see Aashik cry. At his age, I was happy and content with my life. I expect the same for my sons and I expected the same for Aashik. I made arrangements for him, as well as the other children I met with that day, to get enrolled in school again.

Tribhuvan following up with Aashik (middle) and his friend about how returning to classes is going.
Tribhuvan following up with Aashik (middle) and his friend about how returning to classes is going.

A couple of months later, I followed up with the 15 out-of-school children whose families I had counselled about getting their children back in school. Just 10 of them were still continuing with their schooling by then, the other 5, the older ones, needed to return to home-life caring for other family members and household tasks. Despite this sad news, my heavy heart settled a little when I heard that Aashik was one of the 10 still attending, and that his younger sister had joined school now too.

Thanks to the support of our caring sponsors, Sponsorship team members like Tribhuvan are able to make the long journey to reach children in some of the most remote regions of the globe. By working with community members and parents, we are able to bring out-of-school children like Aashik back to learning – by providing them with school supplies and helping parents understand the importance of a good education for their children. Without your support, none of this would be possible for Aashik and children like him. Thank you!

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Summer Learning Camps

Author Portrait_Rida Abasambi Abagojam, Education Program Coordinator
Rida Abasambi Abagojam

Education Program Coordinator

Save the Children in Ethiopia

March 6, 2017

I felt very fortunate when I joined Save the Children’s Sponsorship team in Oromia as Education Program Coordinator in 2015. I work with a highly committed and energetic team that is shaped by Save the Children’s core values and principles, in always reflecting accountability and innovation to continuously improve the quality of our programs reaching children, even during difficult times.

Save the Children has been implementing Sponsorship programming that partners with local communities in improving children’s access to quality education, by providing trainings for teachers, teaching materials for classrooms and conducting a continuous dialogue with community members and parents to improve their knowledge, attitude and skills on children’s development and improving educational environments.

This past year, the Sponsorship team began programs in Summer Learning Camps (SLCs), so that children can continue their education and be engaged in learning during the summer break from school. So far, nearly 250 villages in West Showa now provide SLCs for their learners. Broadening our reach even further, some SLCs serve additional smaller neighboring villages.

A child and community elder enjoying storytelling time together in a Summer Learning Camp
A child and community elder enjoying storytelling time together in a Summer Learning Camp.

We travel on foot, walking long distances and crossing rivers, to meet community leaders, identify camp sites, select village volunteers to manage the camps and to deliver camp materials. I was one of the team leaders who went to a small rural village, to meet with local elders, community leaders and village members to discuss and identify a new SLC site.

One farmer was waiting to greet us. He led us to where the community members were already waiting for us, sitting in the shade under a big tree. After we greeted and introduced ourselves, we then discussed the SLC initiative that we hoped to start in their village. They were so happy that they blessed us and told us they would support us in any way they could. They shared they too understood the significance of keeping their children in contact with books and reading during school breaks. They were also thankful to hear that book banks, or portable libraries with reading and writing supplies, and different kinds of games would be provided for their children. They excitedly discussed the possibility of children being able to borrow storybooks to read at home.

As we finished our discussion they led us to the camp site they proposed. When looking to identify sites, we make sure that there are no natural hazards nearby like cliffs or rivers in which children could hurt themselves, as well as other hazards of town-life like stray dogs or nearby roads. As this location was in a shady and grassy field, we agreed it was a very safe place for children to learn and play.

Children excitedly gather for storytelling with one of the elders.
Children excitedly gather for storytelling with one of the elders.

We also agreed to build the tents for the camp together, and that the community members would provide wood to help construct the tents. They also said they would make wood benches for the children. Sponsorship then in turn provides the additional materials needed, like storybooks, educational games and the plastic for the tent itself, and helps train facilitators to run the camps in a child-friendly way, to help foster a love of reading in all the camps’ participants.

After a site is set up, we visit the Summer Learning Camps twice a month. I always feel happy when I’m able to do this, and see the children playing and reading at the camps. When I arrive during the elders’ storytelling time with the children, I really enjoy sitting for a moment to listen to the stories with the kids, and return back to my work station with renewed energy. I love my career and feel lucky to be part of such a dynamic team that is always turning challenges into opportunities, to create positive changes in the lives of the children our sponsors help us reach.

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Learning Healthy Habits

Author Portrait_Anisa Naimi, School Health and Nutrition Officer
Anisa Naimi

School Health and Nutrition Officer

Save the Children in Afghanistan

February 28, 2017

My name is Anisa Naimi, I have been working as a School Health and Nutrition Officer with Sponsorship and Save the Children in Afghanistan for the past nine years. Sponsorship’s health and nutrition programs are designed to improve the health of children and to reduce malnutrition, which in turn enhances children’s scholastic performance. Healthy living habits are promoted by involving children in health campaigns held in their community or at their school. We arrange for at least two campaigns to be held in each village in which we work each year, on topics like the importance of healthy nutrition. Campaigns are coupled with the distribution of vitamin A supplements and de-worming tablets so children not only leave with improved knowledge of how to stay healthy but leave a little healthier that same day!

Vitamin A campaigns and distribution is one of my favorite parts of my job. After we meet with community members and other local stakeholders who help us organize campaign days, we travel to the far away villages that we bring our Sponsorship programs to.

Children sharing health messages through songs.
Children sharing health messages through songs.

One such day we had to go very far, passing through rough roads, multiple valleys and by small villages. Once we were close to the school we started to see students and their parents walking from the nearby villages towards the school, where the day’s event would take place. All around us children were confidently calling out to the villagers through loudspeakers to encourage them to participate in the activities.

The first thing we do when we enter a school is prepare child-centered health education groups, so that children can have fun while learning with their peers. We lead the groups in learning about health topics through role playing, singing songs and playing games. Children also learn how to spread messages about how locally available fruits and vegetables provide good sources of vitamins, by holding banners they’ve made and sharing presentations.

This was an opportunity for the children and their parents to spend time together and learn about healthy habits. The children explained to their parents or guardians the messages they’ve learned, for example to eat organic foods which are cheap and available in their community, and most importantly nutritious. One of the girls told me proudly, “This campaign was very helpful for us. I used to believe that only those things that were very expensive, like meat, were good for our health, but now I can prepare healthy food using vegetables [that are] locally available, for my family.” Another said, “I spent a lovely day with my friends, and we conveyed health related messages to the nearby villages. I wish this day was celebrated more often!”

A group of children spreads healthy habits through their community.
A group of children spreads healthy habits through their community.

As a School Health and Nutrition Officer, I led the children in these exercises. I am happy to be spreading health messages to communities and schools to raise people’s awareness about healthy habits and behaviors, and improving people’s lives. During this year’s events the children were all very active participants. We have been inspired by the children to continue working hard to implement the program. They dream of a better future, and we can help them make that happen.

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Communities Take Ownership

Author Portrait_Yamileh Théodore, Sponsorship Operations Officer
Yamileh Théodore

Sponsorship Operations Officer

Save the Children in Haiti

February 24, 2017

Sponsorship’s ultimate goal is always to prepare the communities to be able to continue our programs on their own one day, without Save the Children’s support. As we are now about halfway through our planned time in Dessalines, from arriving in 2012 to our planned exit from the community in 2020, we want to make sure that the capacities of the communities and schools we work with are strengthening.

A child participating in one of our summer camp activities, making art from recyclables.
A child participating in one of our summer camp activities, making art from recyclables.

One aspect of our work through which we can assess the success of our programs is by the local summer camps, which were started thanks to Sponsorship funding. Week long camps this year welcomed more than 600 girls and boys from ages 7 to 16. Kids received lessons in arts and crafts on skills like making floral arrangements, macramé and ways to recycle trash into art. Children also benefited from sessions on health and hygiene topics, for example how to identify nutritious foods or, for adolescents, how to maintain their sexual and reproductive health.

These camps also provided an opportunity for the school council members, representatives from the local government, trained teachers and volunteers from the community to demonstrate the skills gained through trainings provided by Sponsorship. Save the Children in Haiti program staff watched as camp activities unfolded – both camp facilitators and children were eager to share all they had learned. For the adults present, it was clear they shared great interest and a common sense of duty and responsibility to ensure that the highest standards are maintained for educating the local children.

 Children performing a song during the closing ceremony for the summer camps.
Children performing a song during the closing ceremony for the summer camps.

The camps closing ceremony was the perfect moment for the participants and actors to express their joy with the summer camps and likewise the good work Save the Children is doing throughout the community. It was agreed on by everyone that next summer the camps would continue, and the community happily offered to lead in taking ownership in running the camps this time. We look forward to a smooth and efficient transition of activities!

Your sponsorship supports your child’s growth and development and empowers community members to sustain the work we’ve started. For our sponsors of children in Dessalines, we hope you continue with us on this journey through the end of 2020 – when our programs will be solely run by community members and we will move on to other areas in need in Haiti.

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Taking Part in Something Big

Author Portrait_Florenda Albano, Program Officer & Sponsorship Partner
Florenda Albano

Program Officer & Sponsorship Partner

Save the Children Philippines

February 17, 2017

My name is Florenda, I am a midwife and nurse by profession. Although now, I basically have two professions – before, I felt as if I was not doing enough. I used to wonder what my real purpose in life was. These thoughts, however, were quickly silenced after I began my role with Save the Children’s maternal and child health programs in Mindanao. I knew I found my answer, and I was sure that I was taking part in something big.

In indigenous tribes in the Philippines, seeing children married at an early age, and female teenagers cradling their suckling young ones, has become nothing less than ordinary. Female teenagers are not only challenged with the dual roles of wife and mother at such an early age, but they also lack access to local health facilities which prevents them from having regular check-ups while pregnant or even a safe delivery.

Florenda sharing information about breastfeeding and nutrition with new mothers.
Florenda sharing information about breastfeeding and nutrition with new mothers.

Unfortunately, these challenges do not end after delivery. There are many young children in the communities in which we work who are undernourished, especially children under five years old. A child’s development is most crucial during his or her first 1,000 days of life, so not having proper nourishment within this particular period poses grave health risks, as well as irreversible damages.

With both mother and infant care in mind, we train health professionals in birthing and delivery practices, and orient parents on proper care for mothers and infants. Our Sponsorship team braves the far-flung areas of Mindanao to build the knowledge of parents and parents to-be on the benefits of regular before- and after-delivery check-ups. In order to reach these areas, we must often make the last leg of the journey on foot, walking for hours up mountainous, bumpy dirt roads. For some villages, we even must fashion makeshift rafts to cross rivers – which during the rainy season are constantly flooding and changing.

Michelle and her baby Alyssa attending the maternal and child health session in a rural health center.
Michelle and her baby Alyssa attending the maternal and child health session in a rural health center.

There would be days when my feet would ache, and there will continue to be, but our real journey has just begun. I see that change has come not only for myself, but also for the young generation in the communities I’ve traveled to. Young mothers are learning how to keep their babies healthy, and nothing is more important. I know that they also see the possibilities of what we can do together.

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Sponsorship is “Save the Children’s Engine”

Author Portait_Noemi Maidana, Sponsorship Assistant
Noemi Maidana

Sponsorship Assistant

Save the Children in Bolivia

February 10, 2017

Hello, my name is Noemi. I am a Sponsorship Operations Assistant for Save the Children in Bolivia, here in Cochabamba. I would like to share with you some of the valuable work Sponsorship makes possible, and one of the amazing people that works directly with the families and children we support.

Meet Justa, a primary school teacher who has been working with children for over 22 years.

Justa is a very active, hardworking and loving teacher. She explained to us that before Save the Children started working in her school both students and teachers faced many problems. “This was a largely forgotten school by local authorities. [We] had many needs and were used to old fashioned and routine-based teaching methodologies.”

Justa explaining the Sponsorship enrollment process to children.
Justa explaining the Sponsorship enrollment process to children.

When Sponsorship arrived, Justa viewed having Save the Children work in her school as a great opportunity to further improve educational quality for her students through its various programs. She regularly participates in Sponsorship workshops, meetings and activities to learn how to make her lessons more engaging and improve her teaching processes.

She understands the importance of the operational piece of Sponsorship, and how helping our programs run like a well-oiled machine on the ground directly relates to the funds we receive through donors. This combined with her great experience in our workshops and trainings motivated her to become a Sponsorship Operations Lead Volunteer in her school. She tells us Sponsorship is “Save the Children’s engine”.

In volunteering to facilitate sponsorship operations, Justa helps enroll new children into our sponsorship programs. The first and perhaps most important step of this process is meeting with parents to explain what Save the Children does and how it helps children, schools and communities. Justa thus acts as an ambassador for our programs in her community, helping to explain the purpose of our strategies in health and education, and sharing results from other Sponsorship supported areas and those already occurring in her school. She also encourages parents and teachers to attend events and fairs on topics like health, safety and education, to help them improve the learning of the children in schools and at home. By organizing meetings with parents and community members, volunteers like Justa help us continue to reach even more children in need.

Justa with her students, Rosmery, Sindel, Teresa, Maria, Cristian, Luciano, Brayan & Roberto.
Justa with her students, Rosmery, Sindel, Teresa, Maria, Cristian, Luciano, Brayan & Roberto.

Justa shares, “I believe that all children receive help thanks to the support that each sponsor contributes to Save the Children’s programs. I think that losing a sponsor is like losing a family member. Therefore, I consider [it] very important that children participate and exchange letters with their sponsors.”

Have you written to your sponsored child recently? When you do, dedicated Sponsorship team members in each of our country offices sit with your sponsored child to help them compose letters to their sponsors, and learn about reading and writing while they do. Someone like Justa will be beside him or her, guiding them to put their thoughts into words and say hello from across the globe.

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Spreading Early Learning Across Mali

Author Portrait_Phillipe Nia An Thera_Early Childhood Care & Development Coordinator
Phillipe Nia An Thera

Early Childhood Care & Development Coordinator

Save the Children in Mali

February 1, 2017

In the spring of 2016, Save the Children in Mali’s early learning program received an in-country technical visit from program experts. This was to support a presentation to be made to the National Education Minister of Mali, who asked for a better understanding of Sponsorship’s signature ELM, or Early Learning and Math, approach.

This visit was a true breath of fresh air because it allowed us to present more of our Sponsorship early learning tools to the National Directorate of Preschool and Specialized Education, and other local and government partners. This gave greater visibility to our innovation in the field of childhood learning, allowing the Minister of Education to develop a broader view of what Save the Children is doing in the country in education, and particularly in the early childhood program.

Children learning as a group.
Children learning as a group.

ELM is an approach which uses play and games to make learning about reading and math more fun for young children, ages 3 – 6. Activities cover topics such as talking and listening, the alphabet and understanding words and sounds, as well as counting, patterns, measurement and shapes. Most importantly, ELM teachers facilitate group and team building exercises amongst the children, fostering an understanding of teamwork, forming friendships and being respectful to one’s classmates.

Lessons learned during this vital development stage will serve children for their whole lives. This approach has been seen as a rediscovery of social practices around children, fostering collaboration, discussions and group work, always in respect of the freedom and dignity of others. By the ELM approach, the need to agree on the rules of life and to respect those rules is highlighted for children in the classroom.

Children engaged during an ELM lesson.
Children engaged during an ELM lesson.

Teachers and caregivers who have participated in ELM trainings have described this approach as revolutionary, because it allows greater interaction between adults and children, with an enriching package of activities.

In short, this visit was really beneficial for us to aid the advocacy work we are doing with the National Directorate for the integration of Sponsorship’s proven early learning methods into nationwide curriculum in Mali. Today, Save the Children is the designated focal point for the next Forum of International NGOs, a gathering during which international NGOs meet with local Malian partners to coordinate their efforts in areas such as education and health. We are honored with this opportunity, and look forward to furthering our actions in the field of childhood across the country

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