Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. In everything we do we aim to put the most deprived and marginalised children first. Our vision is a world where every child survives, learn and is protected. Save the children exists to make sure every child gets the chance to fulfil their potential. Around the world, we're working with children, and their families and communities, to help children stay safe, healthy and to keep learning - no matter where they're growing up
Save the Children stands side by side with children in Africa across 35 countries, with the first programme, a child welfare centre, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in the early 1930s. Together with children, communities, donors, partners, NGOs and governments, we fight for children’s rights to education, safety and healthcare, so they can go on to build a better world.
Save the Children UK launched the Africa Philanthropy Initiative in 2019 to help reach out to potential supporters from and working on the continent to support our work across Africa. The Africa Advisory Board was created to support the fundraising strategy by helping to open doors to potential donors and leverage support from peers by identifying, engaging, and cultivating prospects. Since its inception, the Africa Advisory Board has raised over £10 million and increased the visibility of Save the Children’s impactful work across the continent. Since then, the Africa Philanthropy Initiative has shown that African philanthropists and corporates across the continent have a vested interest in Africa’s social and economic development.
Save the Children is always looking for new and innovative ways of raising much-needed resources and investment to make our work possible. As we look ahead to the next strategic period for Africa philanthropy, we are determined to continue our work with partners and supporters and investors from and in Africa, to unlock new sources of funding.
Our Purpose & Vision
Together, we are committed to fight for children in Africa every single day so they can realise their full potential and make their mark on the world.
We are committed to creating lasting and transformational change in the lives of children across the continent.
We will achieve our vision by working with individuals and partners from and in, invested or working in Africa, to improve the well-being and rights of children across Africa.