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Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. It is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, comprising 28 national Save the Children organizations working in more than 110 countries to ensure the well-being of children.
The history of Save the Children is a story of positive change and people -- millions of people in thousands of communities around the globe -- working together to create opportunities for the world's children to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. In January 1932 in a small room in New York City, a group of concerned citizens gathered to respond to the needs of the proud people of Appalachia hard hit by the Great Depression.
The inspiration and vision for Save the Children came in part from the international children's rights movement begun in England in 1919 by Eglantyne Jebb, founder of the British Save the Children Fund. From this early effort in the hills and hollows of Harlan County, Kentucky grew a self-help philosophy and practice still at work today in more than 45 countries -- providing communities with a hand up, not a handout.
This approach -- working with families to define and solve the problems their children and communities face and utilizing a broad array of strategies to ensure self-sufficiency is the cornerstone of all Save the Children's programs. Through the decades, we have evolved into a leading international relief and development organization. Countless events and achievements have shaped the development of our organization and helped change the lives of the children we serve.
Save the Children works to solve critical problems facing children growing up in the emerging world. The Technology and Communication Industry department is an increasingly important aspect of Save the Children as success in the modern world becomes more dependent on the availability of technology education, access to computers and internet connectivity.
Working as a Technology and Communication Industry Liaison would entail working with senior leaders in the technology and communications industries to bring in the newest and best technology and communications products and services to Save the Children. These life-saving solutions will be placed in education programs, disaster response situations and internally to fulfill our humanitarian mission. This includes programs in 55 of the most impoverished countries in the world, as well as in needy communities in the United States.
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