We are just two people embarking on a journey of creative discovery but with your help we can make the trip really count by ensuring we can really help the lives of people we will meet. East and Southern Africa has a rich heritage and culture which was what first attracted us both to its lands. As we cycle through its varied and sometimes unforgiving terrain, we will dive into the creative energetic soul of the continent- documenting all we encounter.
Unfortunately both climate and political instability means this part of the continent often struggles to even survive. We both passionately feel the heart of any country is its young and we are aware so many children are suffering unthinkable atrocities. We have chosen to work with Save the Children, an international non-governmental organization with a main focus on East and Southern Africa. Please continue to read below where we will explain the fantastic work Save the Children do and where your generous donation will go.
Thanks in advance
Dee and Andy
The biggest thing at stake at the moment is human life...Respond now...
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Wherever disaster strikes, we’re there – saving lives. Our teams do whatever it takes to reach children. Current Emergency areas we are working in include, East Africa ● Syria ● Yemen ● Child Refugee Crisis ● Nigeria ● Rescue at Sea Appeal ● Iraq. In particular this year the East African Food Crisis- Over 22.6 million people across Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya are in desperate need of food. We've responded quickly and have scaled up our work in all four countries, providing urgently needed food, water and medical treatment to those in need. We've already reached over 1 million people in Somalia alone, but the crisis is not over.
Without continued support, more people will continue to slip even closer to extreme hunger. We cannot see a repeat of 2011. That was the last time famine affected this part of Africa and a quarter of a million people died – 130,000 of them children - before the world took action. If we don’t continue to respond now, thousands of lives will be at risk.
But we urgently need to do more – can you donate today?
We have chosen Save the Children not only for the amazing work they do but how they spend their donations- that's extremely important.
For every £1 they receive, they spend:
89p on activities to benefit children
10p to raise the next £1
1p on governance and other costs
For more information on Save the Children visit: www.savethechildren.org.uk/