Save the Children
Save the Children is a UK-registered charity founded in 1921 that aims to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. The UK organisation is part of Save the Children International, a global network of 30 national Save the Children organisations that operate in 120 countries around the world. The organisation’s programmes with children in need include education, health, nutrition, protection and emergency support. Save the Children is at the forefront of the international humanitarian response to the Syrian emergency.
In May 2016 the Asfari Foundation, together with the Said Foundation and the Hands Up Foundation, launched an appeal for Syrian refugee education. All donations were matched by the Asfari and Said Foundations, raising a total of £8,259,682 to be donated to Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee, and the UN’s Refugee Agency (UNHCR) for their projects on refugee education. The first phase of the donations to Save the Children will go towards an early education project for Syrian refugee and host children in Lebanon between the ages of 3-6. Through this Save the Children project, Syrian refugee and Lebanese children will receive the support they need in early childhood to develop their literacy and maths skills and be ready for school. It will ensure they enrol in the formal primary school system both on time and equipped to learn and achieve their full potential. In total, 1,800 girls and boys and their parents or caregivers will benefit from this Early Childhood Education support, and 6,400 children will benefit from the Back to School campaign.