Who We Are

Our vision is a world where every child has the right to life, protection, development and participation.

Our mission is to inspire change in the way the world treats girls and boys and get an instant and forever change in their lives.

Save the Children is the most important global independent organization promoting and defending the child rights. We work in 120 countries to save the lives of children, help them enhance their development and defend their rights.

In 2012, we influence the lives of 125 million children in the world and directly reached 45 million. Our job is to improve the way in which children live to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Our core values are accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity.

Save the Children receives approximately US$ 1.6 billion per year to improve the lives of children living in the most vulnerable areas of the planet. We have programs in all regions of the world where the lives of young people is threatened. Moreover, we have offices in 30 Member States, where national programs are also conducted to meet the needs of children in their own countries.

Girl in a fair in Alamikangban, RAAN. November 2013. By Andrea Núñez-Flores


Save the Children has worked for over 25 years in the poorest and most vulnerable areas of Nicaragua. In 2012 our programs reached 961,798 children – 499,480 of whom were girls.

Save the Children’s work in Nicaragua centers on six program areas: Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Rights Governance, Child Protection, Food Security and Disaster Risk Reduction.  All programs in Nicaragua incorporate children’s participation as a cross-cutting theme, and prioritize strengthening the capacities of local partner organizations.

Save the Children is implementing 41 projects in Nicaragua together with 33 local partners, which include public institutions, non-governmental organizations and civil society networks. Sixty permanent staff members support the implementation of programs between the national office in Managua and two field offices.

Boys and Girls from Siuna (RAAN) in DRR activities, photo by Mariela Fernandez