Our History

Save the Children invests in childhood and gives children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. To achieve our mission, we collaborate with actors across the fabric of civil society; including governments, businesses, NGOs, and the communities and children, we serve.

SC’s theory of change reveals its mission in action: innovate, rigorously test and contribute to the global evidence, and use that evidence to drive changes in policy and practice. SC Pakistan is one of the many national Save the Children organizations who implement domestic operations through a single program delivery unit, Save the Children International (SCI).

Save the Children has developed a global reputation for best practices in community mobilization and capacity strengthening. It is recognized for its capacity to reach disadvantaged populations and facilitate lasting partnerships among communities, local organizations, and governments. These partnerships are instrumental in implementing our programs.

Save the Children is one of the leading development organisations in Pakistan implementing humanitarian and development programs with a unique focus on the needs and rights of children. Save the Children has been working in Pakistan since 1979, and since then has reached 14 million children and adults in Pakistan through health and nutrition programs.  

By the end of 2014, Save the Children had successfully implemented child protection, health, nutrition, education, emergency response, and economic opportunities programs in 45 districts across Pakistan. Save the Children is currently working in Sindh and Punjab provinces and in process of signing a memorandum of understanding with the KPK Government, specifically with a focus to do more for the children in the newly merged districts.

Save the Children is well known for its reputation of a leading child rights organization specializing in child protection, nutrition and maternal and newborn health. Save the Children has an outstanding record of accomplishment of working successfully with communities and the government to improve the lives of children across Pakistan. Our humanitarian response programs in Pakistan reached more than 7.8 million people in 2015 alone.