actor Adrien Brody among those witnessing relief efforts
Actor and Bulgari global ambassador Adrien Brody with
kids at a Save the Children temporary learning center in quake-affected Nepal.
Photo Credit: David Atlan
Kathmandu, Nepal (Oct. 9, 2015) —
In the aftermath of April’s
unfortunate earthquake in Nepal that affected nearly 2 million children,
Bulgari’s partnership with Save the Children has benefited more than 28,000
children in the area through a series of programs to protect children, who are
the most vulnerable during crises, from harm. Bulgari Global Ambassadors Adrien Brody, Italian actress Isabella
Ferrari, Spanish model and actor Jon Kortajarena, and HSH Princess Lilly zu
sayn Wittgenstein Berleburg visited the region earlier this week to witness these
programs firsthand and learn about the continued recovery efforts in the region
through the partnership of Bulgari and Save the Children.
Following the earthquake nearly
six months ago, Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin donated half a million Euros
to support the global humanitarian aid response, allowing Save the Children to
enhance their relief and recovery efforts and meet the critical unique needs of
children most affected.
"Since the beginning of
its collaboration with Save the Children in 2009, Bulgari has raised over 30
million Euros, an amazing result which is unique in the luxury sector," says
Babin. "Best of all, thanks to our partnership, living conditions have been
improved for 700,000 of the world's most vulnerable children to date in 25
countries, including Nepal."
The visit to the districts of
Kavre and Sindupalchowk allowed the Global Ambassadors an opportunity to
interact with children and their families in safe and temporary learning
centers established by Save the Children, funded in part by Bulgari, where they
are able to learn, play, socialize and return to a sense of normalcy and
comfort. More than 5,000 schools in Nepal were destroyed, and many more were
damaged, in the earthquake.
"The boys and girls I met in Nepal were gentle and kind and full of
dignity. Save the Children provides a place for these young minds to flourish.
Education affords the tools for self-reliance and I remain impressed by
Bulgari's commitment to helping these children," said Oscar-winning
actor Adrien Brody.
In response to the quake, Save the Children has
been engaged in Nepal to reunite children with their families, prevent children
from being exploited or lured into hazardous and illegal labor, establish child
protection committees (CPCs) and work in sync with local government officials,
teachers and other caregivers to keep children safe from abuse or violence in
their communities and with their families.Save the Children has worked in Nepal since 1976,
and has extensive health, education and child protection programs throughout
"Nearly six months have
passed since the devastating earthquake struck Nepal, but children are still in
great need of support," said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the
Children. "We are grateful to our long-term partner Bulgari for their
commitment to our work. Together, we are helping Nepalese children feel safe
and secure, so they can be kids again."
Bulgari- Save the Children partnership:
Bulgari-Save the Children campaign is based on selling a
silver and ceramic pendant and ring bearing the Save the Children logo,
inspired by the B.zero1 line of jewelry, each sold at the price of 450 euro
($510), of which 75 (($100) are donated to Save the Children. Thanks to
Bulgari's support, projects have been created in 25 countries across five
continents, involving more than 700,000 children, 87,000 teachers and 2,000
schools. The projects, mainly focused on access to education, target the most
vulnerable children in areas where natural disasters, wars or conflict,
marginalization, disability or poverty can hinder or entirely destroy the right
to education and a better future.
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