ERIC Number: ED458962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Need. Save the Children 1999 Annual Report.
Save the Children, founded in the United States in 1932, is an international nonprofit child-assistance organization designed to help children and their families improve their health, education, and economic opportunities, make the most of their out-of-school time, and help families recover from the effects of natural and man-made disasters. This annual report details the activities of the organization for 1999. The annual report begins with a list of major accomplishments for the year, and continues with a letter from the President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, noting the initiation of a national mentoring campaign and other major activities as well as describing the alliance with International Save the Children. The work of Save the Children is then described in the following areas: (1) children in the United States, including the Web of Support program to support after school programming, a national mentoring campaign, and the support of corporate sponsors; (2) children in developing countries, including promotion of child health through a school health initiative, provision of preventive health services, training of people to teach in community schools, launch of a literacy initiative in Guatemala, and creation of economic opportunities; and (3) children in crisis, including work to help victims of Hurricane Mitch, continuing crises in the Balkans, an earthquake in Turkey, and provision of humanitarian assistance. A map identifies the nations worldwide in which Save the Children US and International Save the Children provide assistance. The report concludes with the financial report, a list of supporters, and a list of the Save the Children family. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Grants, Health Promotion, Organizations (Groups), Philanthropic Foundations, Poverty
Save the Children, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880. Tel: 202-221-4000; Web site: http://www.savethechildren.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Save the Children, Westport, CT.