Rohingya Children Need Your Help
Since August 25, more than almost 620,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh, including almost 355,000 children. After a long and treacherous journey from Myanmar, children are arriving hungry, sick, injured and, too often, traumatized by the horror they’ve witnessed, We’re distributing food, shelter supplies and basic hygiene items. Plus we’ve brought in our emergency health unit and are setting up learning centers and child-friendly spaces to keep kids in school and safe.
Sponsors are Making a Difference for Kids Like Issufo Our sponsorship programs in Mozambique help kids improve their knowledge of letters and numbers and learn to draw and count using local materials — like mango leaves (!) — to supplement modern teaching tools. Issufo, 6, is now one of the best students in his first grade class and proof our programs work. « I like to study, to solve math problems, » he smiles. « When I grow up I want to be a math teacher. »
When Maria noticed the outline of bones in her daughter Fatchima’s arms, legs and cheeks, she knew she had to act. She used a full day of her husband’s pay to hire a motorcycle to drive them to the nearest Save the Children malnutrition unit. Her decision saved her daughter’s life. Read the story, watch the video and see the difference our monthly donors are making in children’s lives and futures.
Painting NYC Red
On October 6-8, Ferrari celebrated its 70th anniversary with a gala in New York benefiting Save the Children. Rockefeller Center was graced by nine iconic Ferraris, one from each decade, ranging from a 1949 166 MM to the new 2017 LaFerrari Aperta. Visitors had the chance to see these gorgeous cars up close — as did kids from our programs who were able to actually get behind the wheel. An auction at Sotheby’s benefited our U.S. programs, while the auction of a $10 million LaFerrari Aperta in Italy benefited our kids internationally.
Did you know your next car ride can help support kids? Lyft is a rideshare app that connects passengers with local drivers in minutes. Starting on Giving Tuesday (November 28), riders can download the app, tap « Round Up & Donate » in « Settings, » and select Save the Children. Each time you take a Lyft, they’ll round your fare up to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to Save the Children!