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Save the Children creates lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. Our success stories show how our programs in health and nutrition, education, protection and livelihoods make a difference for each child we reach. The following success stories illustrate the ways in which Save the Children ensures that:
1. Children are protected from harm through physical and psychosocial assistance: We believe children have the right to act like children. Therefore, Save the Children provides child-friendly spaces and safe play kits to children in emergencies and conflict-affected areas. But we also teach those who live in dangerous circumstances to be aware of unexploded ordnance, and train social workers and teachers to care for vulnerable children.
2. Children learn and develop with age-appropriate care and education: Save the Children is committed to raising literacy rates by providing basic education and helping to equip schools and teachers in the communities we serve. We support early childhood development programs and believe that children must also be well-nourished and healthy in order to learn.
3. Children are healthy and well-nourished: Each year millions of children die or suffer poor health because of preventable conditions. Save the Children provides programs that, among other things, address the health and nutrition needs of mothers and newborns, vaccinate children against common diseases and prevent childhood obesity.
4. Children thrive in food-secure and economically viable households: Children are more likely to be safe, educated and healthy when families have secure livelihoods. Save the Children works with vulnerable families to help them pay for basic needs and services for their children and provide them with access to sufficient, nutritious food all year round.