Chile is one of the strong economies in Latin America yet, as with other countries in the region, inequities in the distribution of wealth mean that a large portion of the population has limited access to education, health services and water and sanitation.
In 2010, Save the Children supported Chilean children and households recover from a devastating earthquake. Through our emergency prevention and mitigation program, victims of the earthquake were awarded immediate relief and aid. We worked hand in hand with government agencies and local organizations to build local capacity after the earthquake and thus ensure children of all ages were protected.
What we do
Master’s program on child rights
Save the Children Canada supports a network of eight universities in the region in the realization of a Master’s Program in Children’s Rights. Sixty students have graduated from this program to date from the University of Chile. These young professionals are now occupying important positions in non-profit organizations and government agencies. Children throughout the continent are benefiting from improved local and national policies and higher quality programs that respond to their needs and the needs of their families.
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