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 May 2016, we traveled to Shomulu in Nigeria and visited the RB funded programme with Save the Children. This specially created 360 3D film gives viewers the opportunity to ‘travel’ to Shomulu and experience ‘up close’ the work we are supporting to help stop children dying diarrhoea.
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 and Nigeria, so that we can lay the foundations for roll out 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.
In addition to our regular support of the Emergency Fund, we also provided a donation of £1 million to support the Syrian refugee crisis. Our support contributed to improvement in the health and hygiene of Syrian children and their families in host communities across Syria, Turkey and Lebanon.