Save the Children International (SCI) celebrates one hundred years of existence with an ambition to ensuring survival, education and protection of children worldwide by 2030.
Established in April 1919 by an outspoken and pioneering champion of children, EglantyneJebb, who stood for the rights of children and authored the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, and subsequently inspired the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Speaking at programs making the centennial celebration at the ‘All Girls Public School’ in Kakata, Margibi County on May 16, 2019, the Education Advisor of Save the Children International Liberia Office, Mr. Emmanuel C. Goko, notes that since 1991 SCI has been recognized by the Liberian government as a leading organization in child-centered programming.
Goko discloses that SCI Liberia will ensure holistic service delivery of maternal, newborn and reproductive health through the implementation of the Essential Primary Health Services package.
“SC will promote access to basic education; strengthen community based child protection systems, including schools adherence to the MOE code of conduct, child-friendly reporting mechanisms, among others”, he tells a jubilant crowd of girl students.
He further explains that SCI Liberia Programs include Health and Nutrition, Education, Child Protection and Humanitarian Response.
According to him, SCI’s vision is to see a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation; adding, “Our mission is inspiring breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.”
Goko continues that SCI values accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity as commitment to children.
Save the Children International is the world’s leading independent organization for children, which operates in 120 countries. In Liberia, SCI operates in seven counties, including Montserrado, Margibi, Bong, Grand Bassa, River Cess, River Gee and Grand Gedeh, respectively. Press Release