World Children’s Day is an international day established by the United Nations and commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child drafted by Eglantyne Jebb, founder of Save the Children, on November 20, 1959. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In honor of World Children’s Day, Save the Children Hong Kong raises awareness of issues that impact children’s development and call for actions, so together, we can create a brighter future for children.
World Children’s Day Fun Carnival – HeARTS • Minds • Reimagine
This year, the theme of the World Children’s Day event will focus on healthy development of children through the power of “art”. Almost three years into the pandemic, children in Hong Kong and around the world have had their learning disrupted and social and emotional wellbeing affected. We are also experiencing the worst global hunger crisis in decades, where the future of many children are at risk. Sponsorship funds will contribute to our domestic and international programmes for children most impacted by inequality and discrimination, in Hong Kong and around the world.
In Hong Kong, almost 40% of primary and secondary school students may have developed symptoms of mental health disorders following recent periods of disruptions in society.
What we do | Hong Kong: helping children improve their ability to express and regulate emotions and
their social skills, supporting parents and caregivers with self-care and positive parenting knowledge.And
we have directly reached to 43,713 people.
Livelihoods of more than 276 million people and are in immediate danger because they cannot access enough food. More than 18 million people in the Horn of Africa are facing high levels of acute food insecurity and rising malnutrition.
What we do | 21 priority countries: helping families with cash and food assistance, providing free health
and nutrition services, making sure families have access to clean, safe drinking water.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, 258 million children were out of school, including 130 million girls. Almost 10 million children may never return to school following the COVID-19 lockdown.
Project sponsorship feature | Niger: provide classrooms with materials to help children learn in better and safer conditions, provide students with sustainable access to drinking water in schools.