Save the Children

We all know what’s going on in Haiti.
I donate on a yearly basis to
(in Finnish) Pelastakaa Lapset Children’s Emergency Fund.

“Children suffer most in the critical first days after an emergency. 
We need to respond immediately.
Having the funds in place before an emergency strikes means we can get to work straight away. It also helps us to respond to emergencies that are not always in the headlines.”

I got permission to use this picture from Save the Children Finland
Save the Children Finland is a member of the
International Save the Children Alliance, which is the world’s leading umbrella organisation in the fight for children’s rights and is made up of 29 national Save the Children member organisations, including
the Finnish Pelastakaa Lapset,
the Swedish Rädda Barnen,
the Norwegian Redd Barna,
the Danish Red Barnet,
the British Save the Children UK,
the Save the Children organisation of the United States.

The International Save the Children Alliance 
works for children’s rights in more than 120 countries.

From Save the Children’s web page:

Children’s rights are the basis for our work

Save the Children Finland makes every effort to advance the securing of children’s rights in Finland as well as on a global scale. Our organisation endeavours to increase general awareness of children’s rights, and respects these rights conscientiously in its own work.
In addition to Finnish legislation, Save the Children Finland’s work is guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The fundamental principles of this Convention form the value basis of our organisation; in accordance with these

    * every child has the right to life, survival and development
    * every child has the right to express his or her views and have them taken into account
    * all children are equal, no one must be discriminated
    * every child’s best interests must be given due consideration to when making plans and decisions concerning a single child or a group of children.

Eglantyne Jebb, the founder of the International Save the Children movement, drew up in 1923 the world’s first declaration of children’s rights, the Declaration of Geneva, which later served as a basic model for the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Rights of the Child information leaflets for lower-level schoolchildren.
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0 thoughts on “Save the Children”

  1. I try to do something, give a little to three organisations on a monthly basis! Does this help my good feelings in this situation? Hardly! The thing with Haiti is of course that the help is not only now in the immediate disaster, but it will take years and years … if even that will be sufficient!

  2. Shirley
    Thanks for your comment…

    It’s terrible, tragic, sad…

    I agree…

    Sometimes money can help…

    Ballerina Girl
    We CAN help, that’s for sure!
    10 euros or 10 dollars is more than nothing!

    Aledys Ver
    A new reader, Argentinean living in Netherlands, welcome and thanks for your comment!
    The situation is VERY serious over there now…

    kukin auttaa kykyjensa mukaan…

    thank you…

    lapset – maailman tulevaisuus kasissaan…

  3. One can do so much with just so little – it’s just a matter of caring.
    What’s happened in Haiti is terrible – and what might yet come if they don’t get help soon is very serious too.

    On a different note, I hear it’s warm and sunny in Egypt* – and today I saw on the Travel Channel how they celebrate the day after the end of the fasting period in Cairo and I loved it! Should I get tired of this long cold winter here up North, I know where I want to go! :o)

    *Alison’s blog, “A Flamingo…”

  4. It is so difficult to watch these natural disasters happen….but comforting to know we can help, even if we are far away.
    Thank you for posting this!

    As for my email…what is the safest way to send it to the people that want it without putting it on my blog?

    Thanks for the help!

  5. It’s a sad and tragic situation. This is a meaningful post. I am also reminded that anyone can be of help to those in need whether the need is far away, or in their own community.


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