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[caption id="attachment_371932" align="aligncenter" width="557"]Mandy with some of the children who benefit from a project Save the Children is undertaking in Bangladesh. Mandy with some of the children who benefit from a project Save the Children is undertaking in Bangladesh.[/caption]

“The relationship we develop with donors and the extent to which they feel a part of our organisation far outweighs the monetary value of their giving.”


Mandy Carion: Philanthropy Manager, Save the Children New Zealand

What did you want to be when you grew up?



I only ever wanted to be a teacher, which is exactly what I did, enjoying 12 years as a primary school and specialist music teacher. I also had a strong desire to work with children in developing countries and had a

fascination with Africa right from my early teens. Basically, I wanted to be able to save every orphan across the continent! While my rose-coloured glasses have been well and truly replaced by more realistic ones, I spent a wonderful year teaching in a…
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