GOING BIG FOR CHILDREN

Our partner Hyundai:
GOING BIG FOR CHILDREN

WE HELP CHILDREN OVERCOME THEIR LIMITATIONS

Woman holds a child in the air

In 2020 Save the Children and Hyundai formed a partnership addressing one of the greatest challenges the international community has put out: that by 2030, no child dies from a preventable disease.

Our aim is to create a safe and healthy environment in which children can survive and thrive. Accordingly, we provide community-based access to healthcare services for children and families in remote areas in Mandera, Kenya, in order to help some of the most deprived children to overcome their limitations.

By launching a new Europe-wide campaign, Hyundai aspires to "GO BIG" for children by raising awareness and actively engaging consumers. One test drive of the new i10-model gives one hour of health worker service for children in need.

Our Mission

Delivering life-saving healthcare interventions for children and families in remote areas without access to healthcare services by training community-based health workers.

Our Goal

To reach over 21,000 children under 5 years and over 4,000 pregnant and lactating women.

BRINGING HEALTHCARE TO HARD TO REACH PLACES



The Challenge

Ensuring that no child dies from a preventable disease by 2030

Thousands of children under 5 die every day from preventable diseases like pneumonia, malaria and diarrhoea, because they cannot get the care they need. Save the Children is now changing their unfavourable framework conditions: We train and support our Community Health Workers to assess, diagnose and treat children at home so that every child can be reached in time. Our frontline health practitioners are working within their own communities, for their communities. 


BENEFITING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Mutter und Kind

For families living in remote areas and struggling to afford healthcare, our community health workers fill another gap in the health system: by identifying children with disabilities, enable them to access assistive devices and referring them to appropriate health care such as physiotherapy, etc. Our community based approach also changes societal limitations for these children by putting their needs in the center of attention.

Save the Children's Project has succeeded in reducing stigma and many parents have brought their children out for treatment, having previously hidden them away.

Therapist, Dr. Joseph

EXAMPLES OF OUR IMPACT FOR CHILDREN

Ein lächelndes Kind.

Josephine's Story

Josephine, 9 years old, has cerebral palsy-hemiplegia, which she was able to overcome with the support of Save the Children.

Josephine's mother said: "It's now two years since Josephine fell sick, her whole body was paralysed on one side. We thought she'd be disabled forever, we thought she'd have to go to special school. I'd accepted it, but then someone in the ward told me about the occupational therapy sessions. Save the Children paid for Josephine to have the sessions. I was also given an allowance in order to pay for the transport to get us to the sessions.”

© Allan Gichigi / Save the Children

Ein Kind auf einem Dreirad mit seiner Mutter.

Victor's Story

Victor has profound trisomy 21 down's syndrome. His parents visited Save the Children's office and got support for Victor's therapy bill. Victor continues to undergo therapy and has made significant improvements, becoming more independent in everyday life.

Victor's mum Mary says: "The problem is there is no special school here and no speech therapist in Lodwar, that's also a big problem for us. Victor is six years old and he doesn't utter a word. He needs speech therapy. All the children round here love Victor. He has friends and they all come and play with him. He's been able to ride his bike for eight months now.”

Victor’ Therapist, Dr. Joseph commented: "Save the Children's Project has succeeded in reducing stigma and many parents have brought their children our for treatment, having previously hidden them away.”

© Allan Gichigi / Save the Children

Ein Junge hält seinen Bruder auf dem Arm.

The Story of Leolida & Lawrence

This is a story about the love between two brothers – Leolida, 12, and Lawrence, aged just 18 months. Leolida adores little Lawrence. He plays with him and looks after him when mum Jennifer is cooking or cleaning. He even shares his food with him, often going hungry to bed as a result. “Lawrence is my little brother that I love very much and I would do anything to help him.” When little Lawrence was ill, one of our community health workers, Mark, was on hand to diagnose him and give him the antibiotics and highly nutritious food he needed to begin his recovery. As well as helping Lawrence get well again, Mark has also inspired Leolida’s new career aspiration: “I want to become a doctor so that I can help other young children like my younger brother Lawrence.” 

© Fredrik Lerneryd / Save the Children