Monthly Archives: December 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy: Coming Together to Protect Children

Save the Children has worked to ensure the safety and well-being of children around the world for nearly 100 years. We work with children all over the world who have been dramatically affected by war, crisis and violence. We believe that every child has the right to a safe and vibrant childhood. We applaud President [...]

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Talking to Your Kids about Sandy Hook

We are all shocked and saddened by the tragedy of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, yesterday.  Our thoughts are with the affected children and families.   Save the Children staff is now on site in Newtown, offering assistance if needed.  We have set up a Child Friendly Space, where [...]

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Ready and Able in Vietnam

Today’s entry is a guest blog from Le Thi Bich Hang and Nguyen Van Gia, my colleagues in Save the Children’s Vietnam Country Office.  I met Hang and Gia during my last trip to Vietnam when, alongside Country Director Huy Sinh Pham and some members of our Board of Trustees, we visited programs that help [...]

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A Visit to Vietnam Uncovers Progress, Challenges—and Joy!

Vietnam has made progress by leaps and bounds in the past decade, improving economic growth, boosting newborn and child survival rates and getting more kids in school.  As I traveled throughout the country last week, I could see that this progress was rooted in the determination and industriousness of the Vietnamese people.  They have worked [...]

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