Save the Children Focuses on Afghanistan

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iPoint Capital Partners CEO Hilt Tatum IV has founded over 20 companies in various countries all over the world. Whenever possible, Hilt Tatum IV contributes to causes that are important to him, including the Save the Children.

Save the Children focuses on responding to the needs of the most vulnerable children in times of crisis all over the world. One of the areas currently in need of aid is Afghanistan. Pakistan has been sending Afghani refugees out of the country since July of 2016, and so far around 600,000 arrived last year alone. Some of these refugees are returning home, but others were born in Pakistan. Most do not have much in the form of money or resources to start a new life.

The province of Nangarhar is especially stressed over this year’s particularly cold winter, as it is one of the warmer areas of the country. It has also been badly affected by violence and unrest, so the humanitarian crisis is becoming worse all the time. Save the Children is on hand to help as much as they can, including by setting up safe spaces for children to play, rest, and gain some education during a stressful time.

The American Red Cross Provides Assistance in Vanuatu Following Storm

With years of private equity and venture capital experience, Hilt Tatum IV manages iPoint Capital Partners as the Panama City, Panama-based firm’s chief executive officer. Also an active philanthropist, Hilt Tatum IV shares his resources with service organizations such as the American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross recently announced that it has sent a disaster specialist to Vanuatu to assess the damage left in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam, which was one of the strongest storms to hit the South Pacific island nation in a number of years. The category 5 storm brought over 9 inches of rain and hurricane-force winds of more than 150 mph to Vanuatu’s capital.

Houses throughout the country have been damaged or destroyed, and thousands of people have been left without shelter, food, water, and health resources. An American Red Cross contribution of $100,000 will help the organization’s disaster specialist, Daniel Joseph, as he works closely with the Vanuatu Red Cross to provide a range of assistance services to those affected by the storm.

Lifesaving Training with the American Red Cross

Hilt Tatum IV currently functions as the president and CEO of Panama City, Panama-based iPoint Capital Partners, an investment firm operating in the areas of private equity and venture capital investment. When not leading the firm, Hilt Tatum IV contributes to international charities like Save the Children and the American Red Cross (ARC).

Individuals interested in expanding their lifesaving skills should consider taking one or more classes with the ARC. By visiting http://www.redcross.org, an individual can enter his or her address and find nearby Red Cross classes in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillator equipment.

Receiving training in these areas with the ARC will ensure that individuals are being instructed under the latest recognized training practices and scientific techniques, all of which adhere to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs. The ARC also emphasizes hands-on training throughout a lifesaving course, giving individuals the experience they need to perform adequately in an actual lifesaving situation. Completion of an ARC program will result in a two-year certification that comes with online renewal opportunities at no additional cost.

Save the Children in Latin America

Outside of his duties as the CEO of iPoint Capital Partners, Hilt Tatum IV works with a number of charities operating in Latin America. In addition to contributing to the Red Cross and the Children of Darien (Panama) Foundation, Hilt Tatum IV provides support to Save the Children.

Save the Children seeks to protect kids and provide them with a healthy start to their lives. In Latin America, the nonprofit organization has served children in countries ranging from Bolivia to Guatemala for decades, helping thousands of the poorest children in the world with food security, primary education, nutrition, and more.

The Latin American countries that Save the Children serves receive funding and programs suited to their needs. In Bolivia, the nonprofit has worked to address rainy-season disasters and infant mortality. In Honduras, it runs a food-security initiative as well as education programs in conjunction with communities and local governments. In Nicaragua, it trains teachers and community health workers to bring childhood health care and education to rural communities. To learn more, visit Save the Children online at http://www.savethechildren.org.