An international organization will be shining a light today on how it's partnership with the Manitoba government and Manitobans are helping save children around the world. 

"Save the Children is an organization that's been around for more than 100 years," says Danny Glenwright, President and CEO of Save the Children Canada in Toronto. "Our primary goal is to support children's rights, everywhere that we work."

Save the Children works in over 120 countries around the world to help children have a healthy start in life and to be educated. 

"We believe every child has the right to both survive and thrive," says Glenwright.

This week is International Development Week across Canada. Glenwright will be speaking at the Legislature in Winnipeg today about Save the Children's upcoming initiatives. The event is put on by Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) with the main goal to hear about projects that are advancing child rights and addressing crises for children in Ukraine, Pakistan, Colombia and Mozambique.

"We have a great partnership with MCIC. They provide support by way of funding and partnership to much of the work that we do internationally. I'll be talking with some of the other partners about the work that we do across the world, both supported by Manitoba and all Canadians to make the world a better place."

With the most recent disaster in Turkey and Syria killing over 1,000 people after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit on Monday, Save the Children will focus on how to help those children in desperate and immediate need. 

"One of the main areas of our work is what we call Children in Crisis. So that's children living in emergency humanitarian situations all over the world."

Two other places the organization is intentionally helping out is Ukraine with the war, as well as the horn of Africa that is experiencing it's 6th failed rainy season. 

"We work with 20 First Nations communities across northern Manitoba. We know that First Nations and Indigenous children are disproportionately bearing the brunt of the climate crisis here in Canada."