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Our partnership with Burberry

The Burberry Foundation has been supporting Save the Children since 2011, raising vital funds for emergency work for children all over the world. The global partnership was officially announced in October 2023.


The Burberry Foundation and Save the Children have come together to support young people impacted by the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.   

young girl in a destroyed school in Ukraine

Prior to the escalation of the war in Ukraine, about 400 children attended this village school outside Kyiv on a daily basis.

In partnership with The Burberry Foundation, the ‘Life Chances’ programme aims to help Ukrainian refugees recover by furthering their education and career prospects, improving social and emotional well-being, and empowering them to become agents of change within their communities.  

The programme is launching exclusively in Poland for Ukrainian refugees and Polish youth aged 14-18 to support wider social well-being and cohesion. Together we hope to help young people to navigate the complex realities of forced displacement by giving them the tools and skills they need to have a better chance at leading happy, healthy lives, where all can reach their full potential and continue learning within their new environment.

During crises and periods of displacement, education and social activities are integral to creating an environment where young people can develop a sense of purpose, identity and belonging.  In Partnership with FRSI - our implementing partner, this programme has been created to empower displaced Ukrainian refugees and Polish youth living in Poland to drive positive change in their lives.

Keeping young adolescents learning

Olesia doing homework in her temporary accommodation in Poland

Olesia* fled Odessa with her parents, brother and sister because of the war in Ukraine. Here she is doing her homework on a mattress in temporary accommodation at her former school's gym.

Poland continues to be home to a large population of Ukrainian refugees, but it is estimated that only 44 per cent of Ukrainian children were enrolled within a local school at the end of the 2022/2023 academic year*. Due to the expanding young population and increased demand for schooling, educational establishments in the country are struggling to meet the needs of young people.  

Our programme Life Chances aims to address these gaps, by providing holistic support to young people whilst they adapt to life in their host country during a pivotal time in their lives. We created this programme in consultation with Ukrainian refugees to ensure their voices remain at the heart of the initiative.

A damaged college in a village in Eastern Ukraine.

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