Save the Children was founded on 19th May 1919. It works in over 100 countries across the globe. Save the Children is leading the fight towards making a reality of a world which respects and values each child, which listens to children and learns, where all children have hope and opportunity.
Today, twenty-eight national Save the Children organisations participate in the International Save the Children Alliance—a global network of nonprofit organisations working in over 120 countries around the world. Founded in Geneva in 1977, the Alliance relocated to London in 1997.
In addition to promoting greater public awareness of the needs and rights of children worldwide, Alliance members coordinate emergency-relief efforts, helping to protect children from the effects of disasters both natural and manmade.
Save the Children's mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.