“Clearly there is no inherent impossibility in saving children’s lives. It is only impossible if we make it so by our refusal to attempt it.”
Eglantyne Jebb, Founder, Save the Children.
Save the Children was founded by Eglantyne Jebb in 1919. Her mission was very simple, to fight for children left sick and starving in Europe after the First World War. Ever since then, we’ve been there when children have needed us most: in some of the toughest places to be a child and at some of the toughest times. In conflict, in famine and in crisis, we have helped to change the lives of millions of children.
Together with our incredible supporters, we honoured the lives we have saved and celebrated what you have helped achieve for the world’s most vulnerable children. We also used this important milestone to remind the world that, 100 years on, the need to help children remains greater than ever.