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Partnership Paves Way In Bulolo

A total of K161,760 was distributed in Mumeng and Watut local level government areas of the Bulolo District reaching 2016 people.

The partnership was sealed through the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with Digicel Financial Services Ltd and Save the Children in October, 2021. This arrangement was to partner in Mobile Cash Transfers.

The MoA paved way for Save the Children beneficiaries to receive cash support on their mobile phone using Digicel’s CellMoni.

Save The Children Partner With Meta

First launched in February 2021 in Fiji, PNG, Samoa and Tonga, the digital literacy and safety initiative ‘I Am Digital’ aims to deliver targeted and localized information to educate and empower Pacific Island teenagers, youth and parents on how to have safer and positive online experiences.

The pilot phase of the initiative ran for five weeks and reached 7.1 million people in that time with a viewership of 12.65 million times on Facebook alone.

Students receive teacher education scholarships

Thirty-one are from the St. Peter Channel Catholic College in Kokopo, East New Britain, while two are from the Pacific Adventist University (PAU. Many of these students who couldn’t afford the school fees, expressed gratitude when told they were successful in their application for the scholarship.

Upon learning about her success, scholarship recipient Margret Penington, burst into excitement and cried. She said her mother is a single parent and being selected for the scholarship, means her mother doesn’t have to worry about her school fees.

E-voucher Trial For Cash Preparedness

The e-voucher can be distributed quickly in the event of an emergency where there are agreements already in place with local suppliers. E-vouchers can be operated on a large scale and are faster than procurement processes.

Save the Children and the City Pharmacy Group of Companies (CPL) today tested e-voucher cards at CPL's Stop N Shop at Central Waigani.

‘I Am Digital’ promotes positive online experiences

Save the Children is partnering with Facebook to deliver a campaign across the Pacific entitled, ‘I Am Digital’, specifically directed at issues that concern young people from local communities and where they are seeking reliable support. 

Shairana Ali, CEO of Save the Children Fiji, said, “In the Pacific region, children with access to the internet and social media are often left unsupervised. There is an urgent need to educate and empower our children on digital safety.” 

The ‘I Am Digital’ online safety campaign will run for five weeks. 

SAVE the Children PNG COVID-19 response

Target provinces include Central Province, Western Province, Morobe, Eastern Highlands, East Sepik, and Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

Since the COVID19’s emergence this year, Save the Children has been participating in the awareness and educational programs reaching out to children, parents and the general community in collaboration with the provincial emergency coordination units.  

PNG’s first national nutrition policy welcomed

Supported by Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Civil Society Alliance, a group of 39 national and international organisations including Save the Children that are dedicated to advancing health and development through improved nutrition, PNG’s new nutrition policy will provide a ‘roadmap’ to address social, econo

Save the Children joins new campaign

The Pikinini Defenders campaign has been launched in response to the findings of a landmark report Unseen, Unsafe by agencies earlier this year.

The campaign is calling on the Papua New Guinea Government to make a commitment to fund 300 new Child Protection Officers (up from 115 currently) in the 2020 Budget.

High levels of violence against children revealed

Launched locally at a high-profile event in Port Moresby, the ‘Unseen and Unsafe: Underinvestment in Ending Violence Against Children in the Pacific and Timor-Leste’ report shows that over 70 percent or 4 million children across eight countries experience violent discipline at home, including 2.8 million (75 percent of the child population) in Papua New Guinea.

Syrian children in state of 'toxic stress', Save the Children says

The damage to an entire generation of children could soon become irreversible without immediate help, it adds.

The stress of war has led to increased bedwetting, self-harm, suicide attempts and aggressive behaviour among many children, according to a new report.

The findings are based on hundreds of interviews in Syria.

Save the Children says its study is the largest of its kind into the mental health and well-being of Syria's children amid the war, which began in 2011 and has left more than 300,000 people dead.