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Much more than sunshine for children in KZN

Much more than sunshine for children in KZN

In KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), Save the Children implements projects in education, early childhood development, health, child protection and child rights – and reached more than 120 000 girls and boys in 2018.
 

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A big yes to YESEEP – and SRHR

A big yes to YESEEP – and SRHR

It’s quite a mouthful: the Youth Entrepreneurship and Socio Economic Empowerment Project – which is why we often refer to it by its acronym, YESEEP.

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Swipe for us when you shop

Swipe for us when you shop

Not everyone has a MySchool My Villlage MyPlanet card . . . and if you haven’t, please will you join up: it’s free! This fundraising programme benefits many non-profit organisations – including Save the Children South Africa.

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#ChildProtectionWeek: The impact of violence on children

#ChildProtectionWeek: The impact of violence on children

My name is Ndingedwa and I am in prison serving a 19 year sentence for stock theft, housebreaking, assault and murder. How exactly I became violent, I am not sure. One thing I do remember is that my father used to be very violent towards my mother. My father drank so much and he was argumentative and aggressive when he was drunk. He fought with my mother and with other people. If other people wanted to stop him fighting with my mother, then he would fight with them too.

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Save the Children dares South Africa to raise a hand against corporal punishment

Save the Children dares South Africa to raise a hand against corporal punishment

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) calls on all sectors of society including government and the private sector to say no to corporal punishment in the home. We must do everything to prevent violence against children.
According to the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town, 75% of physical child abuse occurs in the context of physical punishment and 45% of child homicides happen in the context of child abuse and neglect with such deaths mainly occurring in the under-five age group either in the home or by someone known to the child. This is unacceptable and needs to change.  
 

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More than a quarter of a billion children better off today than 20 years ago

More than a quarter of a billion children better off today than 20 years ago

But one in four children still denied right to a safe and healthy childhood, with children living in or fleeing conflict zones among the most disadvantaged.
 
At least 280 million children have a better chance to grow up healthy, educated and safe than at any time in the past two decades, a new report by Save the Children has found. The annual report evaluates 176 countries on children’s access to health care, education, nutrition and protection from harmful practices like child labor and child marriage.
 

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