Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) is a local registered Non-Profit Organization (NPO) and a pioneer for children’s rights. Through integrated and holistic programmes, SCSA aims to support children, adolescents and young people (AYP) to achieve their full potential. SCSA operates from its head office in Pretoria with 5 provincial offices in South Africa, operating in the most marginalised and rural districts of Free State, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Gauteng. SCSA focuses on three thematic areas; Child Protection, Education and Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Rights, with crosscutting themes of Migration and Child Rights Governance (CRG).

Lead by a Senior Management Team and governed by a board of trustees, Save the Children South Africa is ideally placed to partner for local and impactful reach. Save the Children South Africa is audited annually and has a strong management team of four Directors led by the CEO. Technical expertise is strengthened through Thematic Leads in the areas of ECD, Health & Nutrition, Child Rights and Child Protection. Skilled programme and project managers support all quality implementation. Senior staff participate in global technical working groups and in local issue based advocacy forums. Strong operational support is provided by the finance, fundraising, advocacy & communications and monitoring and evaluation departments.

As a child rights based organisation, SCSA has strong established ties with national government structures and works closely with the Department of Health, Department of Social Development, Department of Education, Office of the Child Commissioner at a national and provincial level, and with the Office of the Premier, and local municipalities at a provincial and local level, and participates in various child rights and coalitions.

As part of a network of member offices, Save the Children South Africa depends on and is responsible to the global movement in all programing, child-safeguarding issues and reporting. Knowledge management, research and contribution to global learning is key to Save the Children’s success and reputation.

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Freda Walters

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