Collinson and Save the Children united in 2020 to support young people into work in China, respond to emergencies and engage Collinson employees across the world to fundraise to improve the lives of children.
Together, we have achieved incredible things:
- Collinson contributed £154k towards our Adolescent Skills for Successful Transition Programme in China supporting 484 youth gained the skills and knowledge they need to go on and gain decent employment, helping 93 youth received career counselling. Across two years close to 84% of youth showed improvement in employability skills after the training.
- When a disaster hits and children are fighting to survive and rebuild their lives, Save the Children’s teams need to be able to act fast. For the past two years, Collinson has been supporting Save the Children’s Emergency Fund to respond to large scale crises, as well as those that don’t hit the headlines. Having flexible funds ready means that when a crisis happens, they can get children and their families the support they need without delay. Support from Collinson and other partners helped Save the Children respond to emergencies in 53 countries reaching 17 million people, including 10 million children in 2021.
- The power of this partnership is driven by the commitment of Collinson employees globally who are inspired to fundraise and volunteer. Collinson employees have raised globally over £20k through fundraising activities and they have supported children by donating laptops for homes schooling for disadvantaged children in three Primary schools in Kent, UK and 2,500 covid rapid tests to Save the Children & Food Angel in Hong Kong.
As we enter year three of our partnership, Collinson will continue to support Save the Children's Emergency Fund. This unique fund allows us to work faster and respond to real need, to deliver life-saving food, shelter, medicine and education straight to children and families who require it most, no matter where they are.
- In East Africa – a region which relies heavily on wheat and cooking oil from Ukraine and Russia – nearly 6.9 million children are already at risk of malnutrition. With the knock-on effects from Ukraine, this number could rise by 50% in the coming months. Our teams are prepared and ready to help prevent the worst famine for 40 years across East Africa. We are already helping communities to cope with the drought by providing emergency water supplies, food, life-saving medical assistance and cash transfers.
- In Pakistan Save the Children is already operating in the worst affected areas and is deploying teams to other hardest-hit areas to assess the immediate needs of children and families. We are delivering food packs, relief tents and kitchen items and have so far set up 30 Temporary Learning Centres in flood affected areas. This year Save the Children has so far reached 11,094 people, including 5,752 Pakistani children, through responses to flooding and is working closely with government and local partners.
“Collinson’s vital support and commitment for our Emergency Fund will enable us to continue to respond as soon as an emergency strikes, providing children with access to education, safe, clean water and the care they and their families need. Together, we will be helping children caught up in crisis, no matter where.”
Sayyeda Salam, Partnerships and Philanthropy Director at Save the Children.
Thank you for standing with children when they need it most.
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