Save Our Children.

The role of the organization in Darfur. What are they doing?

reaching displaced children and women in camps and surrounding conflict-affected communities every month providing protection for the most vulnerable; conducting education, health and livelihood programs; and assisting in the coordination and management of four camps.

How is that role designed to protect human rights? Think of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What rights from that document are being procted by this groups work in Darfur?

reintegration of separated children; the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of child soldiers; and support for communities affected by violence. In addition, we have implemented special programs to identify and support vulnerable women in communities and reduce gender based violence

What have you spent the money on?

in 2011, we spent $8.8 million on education, $6.4 million on health; and $6.6 million on water, sanitation and hygiene. We are supporting cholera treatment units and 35 facilities that provide antenatal, postnatal and newborn care. Through our education program, more than 44,000 children are enrolled in 167 schools that are reached by our quality education initiative.

save the Children has raised $128,093,747 for earthquake and cholera response programming in Haiti from a variety of generous institutional, corporate, government and individual donors. As of November 30, 2011, we have spent $100,127,584 on responding to the earthquake, cholera outbreak and Hurricane Thomas. The rest of the funds will be spent before the end of 2012.

School successes

• By age 3, a child’s brain is already 80 percent developed; 90 percent by age 5.

• Four-year-olds from low-income families are often 18 months behind other

4-year-olds developmentally.

• More than 60 percent of low-income families have no books in their homes

for children.

• Children living in poverty who don’t participate in high-quality

early education programs are 50 percent more likely to be placed in

special education; 25 percent more likely to drop out of school; 60 percent more

likely to never attend college; 70 percent more likely to be arrested for a violent

crime; and 40 percent more likely to become a teen parent.