Sample Story Board from Save the Children
Picture of children Welcome to the EMEC Orientation Training module. In this
module, you will learn about how the EMEC organization and the
important role we play at Save the Children. r03-BO-EFO #40 One year-old Vanesa Mamani sits on her mother's lap, Dorotea mamani. Bolivia. Photo: Michael Bisceglie
To ensure that children can survive and The goal of Every Mother, Every Child (EMEC)
thrive and that their families have the
resources, knowledge and skills to enable
them to do so. The best way to understand EMEC is to hear a story about a
family that benefits from Save the Children. While this is a
fictitious family, it will help you to understand the integration and
complexity of how we do work with families. Obviously services
that we can provide are tied to available donors; therefore, all
services are not typically available to one family. But let‘s assume
in our case study that we do have unlimited donors.
NOTE: The following story is purely fictitious; there is no link
between the actual people shown in the photographs and the
Let‘s meet them now.
Woman with baby picture
This is the mother of the family, Maimouna, from Mali . She is a
Maimouna Samake single parent and lives in a remote part of Africa. She is 34 years
old and is HIV positive. She has an infant that is 1 month old, a 3
year old boy, a 10 year old girl and a 16 year old girl.
Let‘s look at some of the ways that Save the Children‘s EMEC
programs would work to help her.
Caption: Mother with child in Mali.
woman with baby and nurse Because she is HIV positive and not suffering yet from the
symptoms, Maimouna might receive counseling from the local
HIV center setup by Save the Children to teach her how to stay
healthy. This will help her take care of her children.
In addition, she might receive counseling on family planning to prevent unwanted pregnancies so she can care for her baby and the other children.
Caption: mother with child in Mali receives checkup.
girl with basket picture Maimouna might also be part of a Save the Children Micro Finance program which will help her to earn money for her family. Maybe she works to cultivate vegetables to sell in a local market. For these, she could benefit from a small MFI loan (Microfinance Institution) of $150. This would allow her to buy the seeds to start the vegetable garden.
She could use the profits to pay for health care and educational fees. She might even work together with neighbors to create a
“village banking” model. As part of this group, the other woman
would help her pay off her loan during the months when she is unable to work, for example now that she has this newborn.
Caption: Child in field of Mali.
baby picture Maimouna’s newborn could also be part of a “Saving Newborn
Lives” program where he would receive vaccinations for tetanus,
and measles. In addition, Maimouna would learn about
preventative care for phenomena, malaria and diarrhea.
In addition, Maimouna would be taught the benefits of exclusive
proper breast feeding for the first 6 months of his life.
preschool aged child picture Maimouna’s other children could benefit from Save the Children.
Her son, Madala, might benefit from a no-school fee policy which
Save the Children lobbied for. He might also attend a community school which has more child friendly teachers and curricula.
This preschool program would prepare him for primary school which could include verbal interaction with teachers and other
students and safe play activities such as games that help younger
He might also benefit from school health and nutrition, iron
supplements, and de-worming programs.
Question: how old does this kid look? --- Find a new kid, I need
one much smaller.
The middle daughter, Djueba who is now ten years old, could
Sponsored girl, Djueba doumbia #09101447 attend a primary school sponsored by Save the Children. (??).
reading in her classroom at the Blakala School.
released She would receive similar health benefits as her brother but also
receive education on HIV/AIDs that is integrated into her school
picture of youth daughter The oldest daughter, Ramatou, who is now 16 years old, no longer
attends school. She helps with her mother’s vegetable garden and
with the other children.
She benefits from Save the Children by attending a local youth
center that offers a range of training on adolescent reproductive
sexual health (ARSH), and livelihood skills training.
These livelihood skills will help her become independent and able
to support her own family one day. (????) These are
Hello, I am David Oot., the acting VP of Every Mother Every Picture of David Oot
Child (EMEC). In this section, you will get a chance to meet each
of the managers from the different sectors and learn about these
Included in this section will also be “quick fact” questions that
will help you understand the magnitude of the problems we are
trying to solve.
But first, let‘s see if you can answer this question about EMEC.
Question mark? From our reviewing our case study, and the programs in EMEC,
let’s see if you can recall the different programs.
EMEC has the following programs:
Health, education, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and impact
mitigation and economic opportunities.
Food security, Health, education, and economic opportunity.
Emergency relief, health, education, and economic opportunities.
Select the next module to continue with this training.
Picture of David Oot Let’s learn about each of the sectors.
We can start with the health sector because I am also in charge of
Through our Health programs we seek to bring about sustained
improvements in health status, with special attention to the needs
of women and children, and especially poor and marginalized
1. Reproductive Health, Strategic Priorities for Health
2. Newborn Health,
3. Child Survival In the Health sector, we focus on these 4 areas.
4. School Health and Nutrition.
Reproductive health includes: mom with baby picture
Increase access to quality family planning information and
Build a household- to- hospital continuum of care for pregnancy
and delivery, including increased access to effective prenatal
Skilled delivery care, and access to basic and comprehensive
emergency obstetrical care as close to home as possible.
Given the growing numbers of adolescent mothers, ARSH
programs include health promotion, and improved access to
―youth friendly‖ services, to encourage delayed sexual debut, age
at marriage, and childbearing.
Quick Fact: Include adolescent mothers:
Newborn Health baby picture
Through the Saving Newborn Lives Initiative, Save the Children
will educate and advocate for improved policies, practices, and
resources for newborn health; improve and expand access to
proven, low-cost interventions that can save lives; and identify
new and better approaches to preventing newborn illness, death,
Let‘s see what you know about the newborn statistics.
Deaths during the first month of life constitute ___ percent of all under-five mortality. (40)
A woman in Africa is _____ (25) times more likely to lose her newborn over the course of her lifetime than a woman in a developed country.
Now let‘s learn about Child Survival.
Child Survival Boy with Donkey picture
To address the lull of investments in the global children‘s survival agenda and to stem the flood of deaths of children under five, Save the Children will continue to be an active and visible advocate for addressing the critical ―unfinished agenda‖ for children‘s survival – both in the US and in the countries where we work.
Nearly 11 million children die each year, most of preventable causes. Collectively, vaccine-preventable diseases, especially
measles and tetanus, pneumonia, malaria, and diarrhea account
for over ____ %of all deaths to children under five.
Picture of kids in school School Health and Nutrition
Save the Children‘s school health and nutrition (SHN) program
framework includes increased access to school-based health
services (e.g., de-worming), health and nutrition education,
increased access to safe water and sanitation in schools, and improved policies and community support for SHN activities.
In poor countries, school-age children often suffer from high rates
of illness and malnutrition. Can match the number of children impacted by each of the following:
Deficient in Iron 200 million
Deficient in iodine 50 million
Suffer from intestinal worms 90 million
Now let‘s learn about the education sector.
Hi, I am Chloe O‘Gara, Director of the Office of Education. Picture of Chloe O’Gara
In the Education sector we seek to ensure that children learn and develop their full potential as productive adults who contribute to
Besides providing strong global leadership role in Education for all, we also are focused on 3 more strategic priorities. But lets first off see if you can answer a few questions about education.
Unfortunately, ___ (125) million children are not in school today, two-thirds of them girls and a majority of them in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Here are the four strategic goals of the Education sector. Let‘s Picture of children in classroom
find out more about each one of them.
1. Early childhood development (ECD) and school transition programs that prepare children to learn in school and prepare schools to teach young children.
2. Primary schools and nonformal education programs that
effectively and efficiently teach literacy and numeracy.
3. Gender programs that help girls reach adulthood educated and healthy.
4. Sectorally integrated youth programs, contingent upon funding
Early childhood development (ECD) and school transition More pictures of classrooms
programs that prepare children to learn in school and prepare schools to teach young children.
The goal of ECD programs is to create relationships and environments that nurture children‘s optimal growth and development and give them the preparation they need to succeed in school.
Transition programs work on both sides of the education equation; in addition to helping children to be ready for school, transition programs help schools to be ready for young children by
familiarizing children and families with the culture and requirements of school, training teachers in pedagogies appropriate to young children‘s learning capacities, and supplying curricula and active learning materials suitable for pre literate young children.
Primary schools and nonformal education programs that Pictures of children in classroom
effectively and efficiently teach literacy and numeracy.
Increasing children‘s access to school does not ensure that every child is educated. Most governments cannot educate all of their
children well in traditional school settings, and the quality of schooling in many communities is so poor that children‘s learning is undermined. Save the Children builds community capacity and government investment to sustain local non-formal education,
advocates for government and donor support to community schools as part of EFA, and mainstreams community schools to ensure sustained opportunity for quality education in communities where we work.
Gender programs that help girls reach adulthood educated Pictures of children in classroom
As they enter adolescence, girls face high risks of school drop out, marriage, early pregnancy and HIV infection. Programs to address these gender- linked threats generally concentrate on
the teenage years, but by the time girls reach adolescence, the roots of these problems are already deep and entrenched. Save the Children will take a constructive approach to gender roles of girls in grades 3 – 6, concentrating on systematic changes in
social norms in schools and emphasizing girls‘ skills development, strengths, capabilities and orientation to the future.
Pictures of children in classroom Sectorally integrated youth programs, contingent upon funding
Youth are the majority of the population in some countries where Save the Children works, yet they have little to no political voice, control of resources, or services that are relevant to their needs and realities.
Keeping youth in school is our first priority since staying in school
is predictive of individual wellbeing, future economic productivity, good health, and civic participation. Out of school youth who are illiterate face bleak unless non-formal education gives them a
Therefore youth programming must include non-formal education
for literacy and numeracy plus vocational/technical training.
Our HIV/AIDS programming seeks to prevent the spread and Picture of Stacy
mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on children, youth, and their families by mobilizing, strengthening and scaling up community-
Let‘s see if you know some of the facts about AIDS.