The overall objective of Save the Children Finland’s international programme is to contribute to the realization of the rights of a child in neighbouring areas of Finland, developing countries, in emergencies and the world at large.
The activities of Save the Children Finland are based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and on promoting its goals. Focus work areas are: Inclusive Basic Education; Child Protection; Child-sensitive Social Protection; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; Child Rights Governance; and Emergencies.
The geographical target areas of our development co-operation work and projects under emergencies are South Asia, East Africa and West Africa. Our Neighbouring Area Programmes are carried out in Russian Karelia and in the area of the Leningrad Oblast. In addition, Save the Children Finland supports emergency operations of Save the Children International globally.
The work of Save the Children Finland is conducted in collaboration and partnership with Governments, local authorities, civil society, Non-Governmental Organizations, and other international organizations.
Save the Children Finland is a part of Save the Children International, the world's leading independent organisation for children. With national organisations in 30 countries, programmes in nearly 120, Save the Children works to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.