Our partnership with Save the Children first launched in 2003, with a clear ambition.
Our ambition – remove diarrhoea as a top 5 cause of death among children under 5 by 2020.
In September 2015, our colleagues from around the world travelled to rural India with Save the Children. They brought health and hygiene knowledge and products to children there, and helped build and paint school facilities.
By harnessing RB’s entire business in programme support, innovation, research, brand initiatives and employee engagement, we have developed the Save a Child a Minute programme.
In this programme, RB and Save the Children have established signature programmes in India, Nigeria and Pakistan, so that we can lay the foundations for rollout of our model.
School children wash their hands in a washing station made possible by the partnership between RB and Save the Children. Simple measures like proper hand washing can prevent potentially serious illnesses like diarrhoea.
A woman from the Rohini area holds a packet of Harpic toilet powder that community members will use in their pit latrines.
We are proud to be a key contributor and founding supporter of Save the Children’s Emergency Fund, enabling Save the Children to respond immediately to disasters around the world for the past ten years.
Within the past year, we’ve been able to provide aid to families who lost everything in the Nepal earthquakes, and to support refugees fleeing Iraq and Syria, ensuring children are protected as they make dangerous journeys, often alone.
The fund has also helped people affected by flooding in Mozambique and Malawi; it has protected children caught up in conflict in Yemen, Nigeria and Burundi and is helping drought-affected communities in Ethiopia after their harvests failed.