We work alongside our supporters and partners here and around the world to build a better world for children. Because together we can do more.
Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi
With your basket and my basket together, the people will thrive
Partnering for Impact in the Pacific and Asia
In 2020 Save the Children New Zealand signed a five-year partnership with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to deliver development aid across five countries in the Pacific and Asia.
This Negotiated Partnership brings to life the Government’s ‘Partnering for Impact’ model which focuses on a long-term vision across a broader geographic area. Programmes are underway in Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Laos and Nepal addressing three key areas: child poverty, violence against children, and safe schools.
Save the Children New Zealand will deliver the programmes alongside in-country partners in order to build capacity and is matching around 20% of the New Zealand Government’s contribution.
Putting children’s issues at the top of the political agenda
In the lead up to Aotearoa’s Election 2020, Save the Children joined with three of New Zealand’s other leading children’s organisations to put the needs of tamariki at the top of the agenda, by calling for politicians and all people in Aotearoa to support five vital ‘asks’ for children.
Alongside our Five to Thrive partners Barnardos, Te Kahui Mana Ririki, and Whānau Āwhina Plunket, we identified five issues where urgent change is needed to ensure Aotearoa’s tamariki can thrive: realising the potential of whānau Māori and reducing inequities; investing in children’s early years; an affordable and healthy home for every child; lifting children and their families out of poverty; and mental health support for every child and new parent that needs it.
Did you know one of the world’s favourite TV characters, Peppa Pig, is a major supporter of Save the Children? Entertainment One, who owns the rights to Peppa Pig, has been working with us since 2016.
We’ve been lucky enough to have Peppa attend many of our fundraising and celebration events, such as last year’s World Children’s Day at Auckland’s Glenavon School to support children’s rights.
Peppa Pig Practices Mindfulness
Save the Children, in partnership with Peppa Pig, is dedicating the month of October to encouraging children to learn about and practice mindfulness. You can help share the importance of mindfulness for tamariki and their whānau, while learning new and engaging mindfulness techniques, alongside Peppa Pig.
Learn more about Mindfulness Month here!