The Save The Children initiative has been created with the intention that the children of families at risk of exclusion keep up with their schoolmates during quarantine.
The social emergency is already one more reason for everyone who can try to help in this health crisis we are experiencing. The coronavirus has not made us sit in seclusion at home, but the effort to move the economy forward must be even greater. Employees teleworking from home, many without the necessary papers in their work routine. Parents not knowing what to do with their children for so many hours at home. And is that, if you put these two realities together, the situation becomes truly catastrophic.
These types of emergencies are especially sensitive in the most vulnerable groups, taking into account the socioeconomic consequences derived from the pandemic. At least we are sure that thousands of companies are helping in what they can to alleviate the pandemic and thus, return to our routine of before, so longed for in these hard times. Entities such as Save The Children also join this cause and organize their efforts to adapt their programs to this exceptional situation..
The organization has been working with the little ones for a long time. On the occasion of this crisis, have begun to develop a social project focused on reducing the economic, educational and psychological emergency in families with children at risk of exclusion. Necessary measures, such as the closing of schools and universities, has caused a situation of helplessness in those families who do not have sufficient resources to adapt to the new situation.
Save The Children creates this initiative to help families at risk of exclusion to lessen the economic and educational impact of the health crisis
For this reason, Save The Children has begun to collaborate with to intervene in those families that, due to vulnerability, need educational support for their children. The way they have to help about this problem is through a donation by Samsung of 600 tablets. With them, it is sought that in those most vulnerable homes they can continue with their daily study routine. Thus, they facilitate access to technology for all students, so that they cannot keep up with their peers.
All this has been developed in a campaign under the name “By your side”. An action that is bringing connectivity, mobile devices, educational content and support from distance tutors to children who do not have access to this type of resources. The organization is also committed to serving the emotional well-being of the little ones by offering guidelines to their parents about positive parenting during confinement.
Thus, families at risk of social exclusion would benefit from being able to opt for initiatives like this. On the other hand, they can count on the help of knowing how to take children who, stressed, do not understand why they cannot leave the house. This intervention will start in several communities, such as Andalusia, Catalonia, Castilla-La Mancha, Community of Madrid, Valencian Community and the Basque Country. An initiative that, in addition, would not be possible without the collaboration of CaixaProinfancia, a program promoted by Obra Social “La Caixa” and several companies that have already joined, such as Samsung