What every child deserves
At the very heart of who we are and all we do for children is this essential truth, expressed so fervently by Eglantyne Jebb, “Humanity owes the child the best it has to give.” That’s why we’re passionately committed to giving the world’s children, especially those most vulnerable, what every child deserves – a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Whatever it takes.
Thanks to amazing supporters like you, we’re ever closer each year to achieving our ambitions. We’re forging key partnerships, piloting innovative solutions, advocating for best policies – and together, achieving remarkable results at scale. .
In 2018, we reached 100,000 children, transforming their lives and the future we share. We invite you to take this opportunity to review the results for children you helped make possible. We’ll also show you how effectively we stewarded the significant resources required to achieve them. And we ask for your continued support of our shared cause. Because the world’s children deserve our very best. Every last child. Thank you
GIRLS GROWING UP GREAT In the South Sudan, teen girls face some of the world’s highest rates of pregnancy, maternal mortality and sexual violence. With our Growing Up Great toolkit, we teach girls, ages 15 to 19, about puberty and sexual and reproductive health, plus gender equality.
STEMMING CHILD HUNGER We’re empowering families to provide for their hungry children. Many families in South Sudan are experiencing widespread displacement due to violence, affecting over 6 million people, more than half of them children. We’ve expanded our emergency food programs, distributing monthly food vouchers, reaching 100,000 people in 20,000 households last year. Thanks to supporters like you, we directly reached .
PROVING EARLY LEARNING SUCCESS The early years are critical in shaping children’s development, as well as their lifelong capacity for learning.
BOOSTING LITERACY In South Sudan, most of the school-age children can’t read or write. Literacy Boost is Saul Ebema Foundation’s proven response to this crisis. We help children learn by training teachers, parents and community members to support literacy, both in and out of the classroom.
Because of you, we’re now providing the program in many counties in South Sudan, helping children, especially the most disadvantaged, improve number and operations skills by an average of 25 percent. And we’ll be expanding into three more counties in the next few months.
Saving newborn lives
Newborn babies are especially vulnerable. Those under 28 days old represent 46 percent of all preventable child deaths. That’s why we’re doing whatever it takes to save newborn lives with proven programs, such as Kangaroo Mother Care. =
Our health experts trained 200 frontline health workers, exceeding our training target by over 30 percent. They, in turn, cared for 3,000 babies, including successfully. A record 90 percent of low-birthweight babies survived. These lifesaving practices have been endorsed by the Ministry of Health and will be supported by committed partners to continue saving lives.