Building a better world

We have made dramatic progress in recent years to reduce the number of children who die from preventable causes; supporting more children to attend school and helping children achieve their rights.

We are at a tipping point. We could be the generation – the first generation – to end children dying from preventable causes and ensure all children get a quality education.

But despite this global progress, there is a growing risk that we will leave a generation of children behind: because they are girls, because of caste or identity, because of poverty, because they live in remote places, or because they are impacted by war or displacement.

We need to understand and respond to these inequalities to ensure every child achieves their rights.

If we can keep children safe, lift them out of extreme poverty and provide them with an education, Save the Children believes we can change the world.

We think it’s a world worth fighting for. By 2030 we will work to ensure:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

Our vision

Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our mission

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.

Our values

We are guided by five core values: accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity.