Free to Live. Free to Learn. Free from Harm.
She’s not a statistic or a piece of property. She’s not a lost cause, forced into the shadows. She’s a girl who deserves a future. A girl is more likely to go without an education and forced to grow up far too fast. That’s why we’re doing whatever it takes to ensure every last girl is free to grow up healthy, learning and safe. Together, let’s empower the world’s girls —transforming their lives and the future we share.
Your support gives children like Pheak*, a 12-year-old girl from Cambodia with a physical disability, the confidence to continue her education and realize her dreams. Save the Children has worked in Asia for more than three decades, responding when crisis strikes, ensuring children are healthy and well-nourished, and giving girls and boys the opportunity to learn. In addition to supporting schools and providing much-needed books and supplies, we train teachers in the most effective teaching practices to engage and empower all of their students. So when Pheak, age 12, was afraid to go to school because she was getting bullied by her peers, her teacher Sary stepped in. Sary was trained to teach children to respect each other and never demean a fellow student. “Getting rid of abuse is important,” he says. “If a child receives too much pressure, they will give up on coming to school.” And when a girl’s education is cut short, her opportunities in life and her dreams for the future are at risk. Now Pheak enjoys learning again. She plays and shares with her classmates. They help each other in school and even ride bikes together. Instead of dreading school, Pheak dreams of becoming a teacher – so she can inspire kids the way Sary inspired her. Thanks to you, vulnerable children like Pheak are no longer bullied in school, but have the opportunity they deserve: to learn.
* Names changed for children’s protection.
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