Save the Children is the world’s largest independent organization for children. We are 29 national organizations working together to deliver programs in more than 120 countries around the world.
We advocate for children issues and promote child rights. In Bhutan we work in close collaboration with the Royal Government of Bhutan to ensure that all children receive the benefit of the programs and their rights well protected.
Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.
Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners and, most of all, children.
AMBITION: We are demanding of ourselves and our colleagues, set high goals and are committed to improving the quality of everything we do for children.
COLLABORATION: We respect and value each other, thrive on our diversity, and work with partners to leverage our global strength in making a difference for children.
CREATIVITY: We are open to new ideas, embrace change, and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions for and with children.
INTEGRITY: We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal honesty and behavior; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of children.
Save the Children in Bhutan
Following a mutual agreement with the Royal Government of Bhutan, Save the Children Bhutan Program was established in 1982, as an initiative to aid and assist the children and community in Edi in Zhemgang.
In Edi, Save the Children helped establish a pre-school, a health post, an 18-km mule track, a community centre, a suspension bridge, safe drinking water supply and irrigation canals. What began as a one-community program in 1982 has today culminated into being a national partner for the Royal Government of Bhutan, providing financial support and technical assistance to relevant government sectors, local NGOs and other partners, in providing services to the children in Bhutan.
The focuses of Save the Children in Bhutan are enhancing access to Adolescent development, youth advocacy, awareness and education, child protection and Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCD).
A recent yet critical area of intervention has been the advocacy and initiation for Disaster Risk Reduction and Response.