Global Day Of Action – A Race for Survival

As part of a Global Campaign for Save the Children, 67 countries and over 50,000 children participated in the Race for Survival. The goal was to raise awareness globally that no child under the age of five should die from preventable diseases.

Part of my Pulse assignment responsibility was to hold a public event for Save the Children in Laos. Due to limited funding, I successfully managed to secure some funding from Save the Children UK. Hooray,my first budget request proposal was a success! Budget approval came 4 days prior to my scheduled vacation back home. The support and team work I received from my co-workers at Save the Children was absolutely amazing. We partnered up with the Lao Youth Union to help us coordinate and organize this event. We were extremely successful in having 525 children (ages 10-15) attend, along with 35 volunteers from Save the Children and our Youth Volunteer programs. Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy:

4 Schools in Vientiane Capital. Each school had a different color t-shirt.
4 Schools in Vientiane Capital. Each school had a different color t-shirt.
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All the Save the Children staff and volunteers who helped organize and support the event.
All the Save the Children staff and volunteers who helped organize and support the event.

!st, 2nd, and 3rd place female winners.
!st, 2nd, and 3rd place female winners.

On behalf of everybody’s hard work, I will be sponsoring a lunch for the staff at Save the Children.

5 comments

  1. So proud of you Sharona! Just think you are making a difference to so many children, who will reap from your and your team’s hard work! It was great seeing you in N.Y.

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