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What we do

What We Do

We work across Latin America and the Caribbean to improve the lives of the most deprived children in the region. Child rights are at the centre of what we do, while responding to COVID-19, conflict, and climate change related issues. Our regional priorities are migration and displacement, safe back to school and learning, as well as safety nets and resilient families.

Our regional priorities are in line with our global strategic goals, which aim to ensure children get a healthy start in life, can safely go to school and learn, live free from violence, and can grow up in resilient families.

Our child protection work focuses on strengthening national and local child protection systems. When children migrate, we make sure they are safe and protected by cross-border and regional mechanisms.

We also support Venezuelan children and their families who have fled to Colombia and Peru, providing safe spaces and education for children, sexual and reproductive health services and cash transfers to help Venezuelan families rebuild their lives.

In our education work, we provide teachers and community volunteers with the necessary skillset, strengthen the capacities of local authorities and deliver educational materials to the poorest children.

To protect children’s right to health, we train community members on primary care, strengthen health authorities’ capacities and provide sexual and reproductive health services. Our nutrition programmes serve children from rural communities most prone to malnutrition.

Save the Children in Latin American and the Caribbean currently implements programmes in the following areas: