Save the Child Fellowship

The Save the Child Foundation Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 12-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, health and wellbeing, water and sanitation, gender equality.

 

The Save the Child Foundation Fellowship is helping to shape the next generation of leaders committed to positive change while also strengthening marginalized communities in India, Nepal and Uganda.

 

Through collaboration and capacity-building, Fellows, Save the Child and civil society leaders form dynamic partnerships to capacity-build, exchange knowledge and skills, and share a mutual passion for advancing social and economic development. Fellows serve on an annual basis  with development organizations in India.

 

The Fellowship creates a community of socially engaged, global citizens dedicated to positive change. Fellows will apply their leadership in the areas of education, social entrepreneurship, technology, business, journalism, public health, human rights, and others. Together they represent a collective force for sustaining a long-term agenda dedicated towards change in primarily in India, Nepal. Uganda and USA. The Save the Child Fellowship provides a platform to develop the skills, resources, and network needed to become an inclusive and socially-minded change maker.

Fellows support Save the Chid partner organizations at a crucial moment of scalability by meeting their human resource and organizational needs through skills-sharing, training, and capacity-building. Responsibilities vary based on a Fellow’s skills, experience, and interests  and will be paired with a  project leader and supervisor at the partner organization.

Projects include program design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, graphic design, videography, data collection and visualization, developing digital content, event planning, qualitative and quantitative research, creative writing, curriculum design, fundraising, teaching, training teachers, community organizing, managing information systems, and marketing and communications, social emotional learning and healing.

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Sandhya Nair
2021 Fellow

Save The Child Fellowship introduced me to a world which was beyond what I have experienced. Africa was a field trip which is very close to my heart. This journey taught me to be a human more than anything, we live in cities with all amenities and being so privileged we never realize how grateful we should be. This journey reminded me how much I have and how much I can give back to the community. This fellowship helped to grow in the field of understanding how NGOs work more specifically on the ground level, fundraising and
collaborating.


The fellowship not only helped me to grow in various sectors I worked in, be it fundraising, on ground with kids, creating workshops etc. But it helped to grow as a human being. I learned that this journey is not about “fixing” people's life, but truly about acceptance and learning.I take back one thing with this fellowship journey is, ‘I am because you are!’

Priyank Yadav
2021 Fellow

Working with Save The Child Foundation, I realized that the world is full of opportunities and one of such opportunities that I was presented with was working with our partner organizations in Africa. This gave me on ground experience of how the situations are in Masaka, (Uganda) Africa. We met kids who have been suffering from HIV, while there were other kids whose parents passed away while battling HIV. These kids were not only in need of funds for education but they were in need of even basic things, like food, proper clothings, stationary supplies, sanitary pads, proper water supplies, and so on. Their struggle began right from fetching drinking water from miles to reaching school without proper shoes or not even having proper transport system, in that case kids would just walk to school again for miles.

 

Save The Child Foundation worked with these kids, by supporting them for their education and especially
supporting girls with sanitary pads by collaborating with ‘Afripads’ (Reusable Pads). Apart from that, we have been helping them to organize the Menstrual Hygiene Day event, that’s celebrated every year in the month of May. We on the behalf of Save The Child Foundation got a chance to witness the Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022, and be part of it; we distributed around 1000 sanitary pads on this day among the girls from the various schools.

Apart from working with organizations in Uganda, Africa, I had the opportunity to work with organizations in Hyderabad as well as Mumbai. Hyderabad we worked with tribals of Kothegudem, along with other partner organizations who work towards welfare of tribals in terms of medical assistance and education. The team of doctors who were deployed in the tribal region, used to provide service to them. We stayed there for around 5 days and saw how the organization works for the welfare of villagers. Beside that we have worked with Happy Feet  Home in Mumbai; happy feet home is a shelter for kids suffering from terminal disease, Save The Child Foundation, tried to help these kids by providing them opportunities in the field that they are interested in.


Overall the fellowship was a beautiful journey, where I could see the other side of the non profit organization, the working, the fundraising part, the part where we need to work along with our partner organizations, know more about the fund utilisations, see how can we broaden our reach and help different partner organizations to be self sustainable.

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