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