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What We Do

With your tremendous support, we change the world for children through innovative programmes, bold campaigns, independent advocacy and high-impact partnerships.

As a member of the Save the Children movement, Save the Children South Africa implements programmes in this country, while international programmes are delivered by Save the Children International. This model of a single programme-delivery structure enables us to align activities across Save the Children members and maximise our collective impact for children.

We work to inspire progress in the way the South Africa treats children, to achieve an immediate and lasting change in their lives.

OUR BELIEF We believe every child deserves a future and their lives, voices and future potential should be fiercely protected at all costs.
OUR VISION A world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.
OUR MISSION To inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
OUR VALUES We will stay true to our values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity.

How do we do it?

The Save the Children movement has agreed a common ‘theory of change’ which incorporates a three-tier approach:
  • directly helping millions of children through our programmes on the ground.
  • collecting evidence of what works to convince others to replicate this at scale.
  • mobilising mass support for change.
To support this, we build strong partnerships with communities, governments, businesses and other organisations.

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