The funds raised from this campaign would be used for:
Child protection, Education and child development, Food security, Health and nutrition.
For the children around Pakistan that are already part of programme and more in our need.
Save the Children works with children affected by or at risk of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect. Advocacy for policy change and support to the government for establishment of child protection systems at the community, district, provincial and national level are overarching components of the program.
Protect Children Against Harmful Child Labour
Save the Children is involved in a number of interventions geared towards systematically phasing children out of hazardous forms of labour. For this purpose, children are provided access to quality primary education and the opportunity to continue on to secondary education or to gain vocational skills. Alternatively, their families are also supported to develop new sources of income;such as production and export of carpets through co-operatives, vocational skills trainings with provision of seed money to start micro enterprises and income saving/micro-finance schemes.
Children in Contact with the Law
Over the years, Save the Children has supported governments in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa and Balochistan provinces to set up a monitoring system at police stations to record and track cases of children coming in contact with the law. Under the system, cases of crimes committed by children or committed against children are recorded separately and all data is fed into a database in the provincial police chief office. This database is used to track the cases. Additionally, a Child Protection Centre has been established to segregate detained children from adult inmates and psychosocial and protection support are also provided to these children.
Child Protection System
Save the Children's Child Protection System initiative is built on the achievements of civil society over the last few years, creating sensitivity and acceptance that the state should act to provide a systematic response to violation of children's rights to protection. The overall goal of the project is to ensure that children have access to functioning child protection systems at national and local levels that effectively prevents, responds to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children in all settings in Pakistan.
Save the Children works with the government at district and provincial levels for better management and governance of schools and education system. Our strategy to document evidence through classroom-based and policy research helps the provincial governments with informed planning.
We are engaged in the reconstruction of seismically safe schools and work with communities to ensure children are ready for school through education-homes and community-based centre initiatives. While working in middle and secondary schools, we ensure that children, particularly girls, have continued access to schooling. Improving teaching and learning environment in Madaris (religious seminaries) is another priority area of the program.
In emergency situations, we ensure the continuity and resumption of education for children through the provision of temporary learning centres, refurbishment of schools, and temporary school structures and implementation of life skills including Disaster Risk Reduction.
School Health and Nutrition Program (SHN)
The SHN component focuses on four key areas; School Based Delivery of Health Services, Child Focused Health Education, Safe School Environment and School Health and Nutrition Policy and is an integral part of all the Education programs of Save the Children across the board.
Mother Tongue Education
Since 2008, Save the Children has been developing and testing a targeted, systematic approach to give teachers and schools the boost that they need to teach all children, specifically second language learners, the foundational skills necessary to become independent readers and life-long learners. The Literacy Boost model encompasses literacy assessment, teacher training and community action. Literacy Boost encourages children to read outside of school through community reading activities and stronger parent participation.
Save the Children focuses on strengthening the health system of Pakistan, ensuring access and availability of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), Nutrition, Primary Health Care and Family Planning services. We strive to increase the coverage of health services to those in the poorest hardest to reach places, so that no child dies of preventable causes. We test innovative models and approaches to generate evidence and create avenues to leverage resources for implementation at scale. During times of conflict or disasters, we ensure that life-saving healthcare, MNCH and nutrition services are provided to the affected population.
Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)
MNCH Program is core of Save the Children health program in Pakistan. The program follows Household-to-Hospital Continuum of Care Approach to provide an integrated response to improve MNCH services. The interventions focus on rehabilitating the primary healthcare facilities in some most impoverished areas of Pakistan to ensure access of women and children to quality healthcare, including emergency cover. Simultaneously, our Lady Health Workers Program helps to provide basic care and health-education in communities.
Save the Children implements malaria interventions in synergy with maternal, child and reproductive health interventions. The Malaria program supports in establishing microscopy centres and Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDTs) centres within the government health facilities in order to support timely diagnosis and treatment of positive cases. Under Global Fund Round 10, the program has planned to reduce the burden of malaria by 75% in 38 highly endemic districts of Pakistan.
HIV & AIDS
HIV & AIDS initiative is aimed at improving access to care and support for HIV-affected persons, including PLHIV (People Living with HIV) through the provision of Community and Home-Based Care services, improved referral mechanisms to ART sites, and provision of ART to PLHIV. The project provides capacity development support to doctors and health workers and establishes VCT corners. The initiative also focuses on raising awareness about modes of transmission and prevention of HIV, identify the high risk people and to counsel them for voluntary testing through VCT corners. Maintaining the confidentiality of the HIV-positive cases and referring them for further investigation and treatment at tertiary level health facilities are the core functions of the programs.
Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference, as no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Lets play our part in making life better for hundreds and thousands of children desperate in need of our attention and support.
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