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100 years of radical innovation for children

Save the Children is proud of its pioneering history.

Armed with ideas ahead of her time, Eglantyne Jebb wanted to make the rights and welfare of children something that everyone took responsibility for.

By the time the world mobilised for international development in the 1960s, Save the Children had full medical and welfare teams in 17 countries and its work extended to 26 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the West Indies.

Equally important as being in the vanguard is our dedication to listening to the voices of children in helping and determining their futures. We are not afraid to lead or listen to improve children’s lives.

Championing children’s rights was then a radical idea, and we will work with you to keep revolutionizing children’s welfare.