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What the Save the Children Accomplished in 2016
War Outbreak in Syria: STC are working tirelessly to reach over 1 million displaced children and adults in southern Syria
On Going War in Yemen: STC helps children in Yemen during volatile armed conflicts
Hurricane Matthew Haiti Disaster: STC deploys emergency response team to provide critical aid to Hurricane Matthew survivors
Child Refugee Crisis: Save the Children Launches Search & Rescue Ship operations in the Mediterranean
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Sammy, seven, reads through the alphabet on a homemade reading tool that his mother mother, Josephine Nyirandinabo, made at their home in Gicumbi district, Rwanda. Sammy and Josephine are one of the families benefitting from Save the Children’s Literacy Boost project, a key part of the Education Signature Programme in Rwanda. Through Literacy Boost, Sammy’s first grade teacher has received training that has helped her to introduce innovate teaching techniques into the classroom. Sammy also takes part in a weekly afternoon reading club in his community. Additionally, Josephine attends a community group that teaches parents how to incorporate reading and literacy activities into the family’s home life. Says Josephine, “When Sammy comes from school, I encourage him to read aloud so that I can hear and be able to help him where he gets challenged. When you teach a child how to read at a very early age, they grow up with it, and when they are older it’s not an issue for them anymore. It keeps them from repeating classes and as a result they finish school at a good age and achieve more in their lives. Even for us parents, it keeps us alert about our literacy, we don’t leave everything in the teachers’ hands as we used to do before.”
Shilpi, 24, lives in Shahdara, New Delhi and has two children, a daughter and a son, Yesh, aged seven months. Before giving birth to Yesh, Shilpi was pregnant with a child she lost after six and a half months due to severe internal bleeding and infection. It is only through the intervention of a Save the Children Community Health Volunteer that she did not suffer the same fate as her child. Shilpi’s first pregnancy did not have any complications and so her mother continued to follow the traditional birthing practices followed in her village. Such care resulted in being largely ignored and Shilpi being told to eat certain foods despite complaining of massive blood loss. Sunita, a Save the Children community health volunteer, visited the family and persuaded the husband and mother-in-law to allow Shilpi to be taken to the doctor. She was admitted straight to hospital where she lost her child. During Shilpi’s third pregnancy, her mother-in-law continued with her traditional practices, ignoring the needs of Shilpi. It was only after the intervention of Sunita that the family began to understand the need to look after a pregnant mother and to make use of the available medical care. Her son Yesh was born without complications. He is now seven months old, a happy, healthy child.