Save the Children Federation

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May 16, 2012

Final Project Report

Photo credit: Jeff Holt / Save the Children
Photo credit: Jeff Holt / Save the Children

Thank you for all your support for project Provide a School with Fresh, Clean Water. This is our final report for this project.

With the support of donors like you, Save the Children has:

  • Repaired two latrines, built two new latrines, installed two urinals for boys, built five hand washing points (four for children and one for teachers). And for the first time, children at the school now have clean, safe drinking water!
  • Provided health education, vitamins, vision screening, de-worming medicines and other basic health services to children at the school.
     
  • Installed a deep tubewell (DTW) and held court-yard sessions to teach the community about personal hygiene.

Thank you again for your support. Please consider supporting one of Save the Children's other projects. You can find a complete list of our active projects here: https://www.globalgiving.org/donate/832/save-the-children-federation/.

May 16, 2012

Final Project Report

Thank you for all your support for project Training and Supplies for Health Workers in Nepal. This is our final report for this project.

With the support of donors like you, we have been able to accomplish:

  • Delivering lifesaving care to mothers and their children, even when doctors and  nurses are out of reach.   
  • Training and equipping community health workers to save children’s lives through basic care like prenatal and postnatal checkups, delivering antibiotics, and breastfeeding counseling. 
  • Fighting pneumonia and diarrhea which are rarely fatal in countries like the United States, and they don’t need to be in Nepal either. 

We have been able to fund this project ahead of schedule due in part to Charlie Wittmack is an attorney, husband and father from Des Moines, Iowa who founded The World Tri to pursue his dreams of adventure.  He trained 15 years before jumping into the frigid waters of England’s Thames River and beginning his 10,000 mile journey across Europe and Asia. He capped off the adventure by summiting Mt. Everest and dedicating his efforts to the children of Nepal.

Only 5,393 people have ever climbed Everest, but every year in Nepal, 37,000 newborns and children die of largely preventable causes.  To help slash these numbers, Charlie teamed up with Save the Children to raise money for lifesaving programs.   

The good news is, Nepal has already passed the halfway mark in the race to end child deaths.  Deploying community health workers has been key to  dramatic  reductions in child mortality, but many rural and isolated communities have yet to benefit. 

Thank you again for your support. Please consider supporting one of Save the Children's other projects. You can find a complete list of our active projects here: https://www.globalgiving.org/donate/832/save-the-children-federation/.

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May 4, 2012

Moms, Grand Moms - there's always that special person

Mary and Lucy with their grandchildren
Mary and Lucy with their grandchildren

Looking after the grandkids, where ever you live

Grandmothers Mary and Lucy have visited a Merlin food distribution point in Turkana, Kenya regularly for over ten months.  They want to make sure their grandchildren stay fit and healthy and do not go hungry during the drought and ongoing food shortages - just like any grandmother would want for her grandchildren.

Due to Merlin's and other agencies' co-ordinated emergency response over the last year, malnutrition rates have dropped from 37% to 13% - a massive drop.  Merlin has been working in the Turkana region since 2004 offering health care and nutrition to families in remote areas through outreach programs and mobile clinics.

Mother’s Day will soon be here

There’s a special person in everyone’s life: it could be your mom, or grandmother, or that someone who looked after you when you were sick, told you to study hard and cheered at your prize giving.  

If you want to give your special person a unique gift this Mother’s Day – what about giving a gift towards Merlin’s emergency nutrition work in their honor?  Click on this link http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/emerg-nutrition-and-health-care-e-africa-crisis/?show=gift to give a gift.

Plus GlobalGiving will give Merlin an additional $500 for this project, if we are one of the top 10 projects with the most donors who give gifts. So as you tell that special some one just how much they mean to you, you will be helping us show moms and grandmoms like Mary and Lucy, just how much you care for them too. 

Thank you 

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