Make your mark on the world or honor a friend or loved one through your support of these select tangible naming opportunities—all while children benefit greatly from your generosity.
You or your loved one will be recognized for your support with a named plaque placed at the site of the project and the opportunity to visit the project, if possible, and meet the children you are helping.
Your support of Save the Children is meaningful to the girls and boys, and the communities we serve. Thank you.
Choose a Project Type:
Provide Clean Water
Access to clean water is crucial to the health of children and the well-being of an entire community. Children often walk hours every day, unable to spend the time reading and playing, in order to simply obtain clean water. Diarrhea, one of the leading causes of child mortality, can be considerably reduced through access to clean water. By digging boreholes to create wells, children and communities benefit from life-giving water, limiting preventable deaths and providing kids with more time to learn and play.
Countries in need — Bangladesh and Vietnam:
Keeping Girls in School and Healthy by Building Latrines
For millions of children in low-income countries, access to sanitation facilities is a luxury beyond reach. The lack of co-ed latrines may be the difference between a girl going to school or remaining home for fear of being attacked. Without access to proper sanitation, contamination of soil and water supply occurs, creating sites of infestation where insects proliferate and spread infection. It is essential to build latrines in schools to provide children with basic access to sanitation facilities. Latrines will have separate cabins for girls and boys, allowing girls to feel safe from attack or stigma surrounding menstruation, and by extension, giving girls the confidence and secutiry to attend school. The latrines are also equipped with brick walls and hand washing stations to build hygienic habits.
Countries in need — Vietnam, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Uganda:
Build or Refurbish a School
In poor rural areas, schools are scarce and many children need to remain close to home to cultivate the land. In regions of conflict, fear of violence prevents children, especially girls, from attending school. And with the HIV/AIDS global epidemic, school-aged children are often forced to drop out of school to care for younger siblings and sick parents. The number of children who lack a quality education is staggering—in Uganda, 84% of children will never finish school and in Afghanistan, the average girl drops out at age 9.
By building and refurbishing schools in underprivileged communities, we are able to accommodate increased numbers of students, giving more children an opportunity for the education they deserve. Education empowers children by providing a strong foundation and setting them on a path of achievement, not only in school but also in the communities where they live. The improvement and building of schools for all marginalized children—and specifically girls—gives them a better chance for a lifetime of success.
Countries in need — Afghanistan and Uganda:
Getting Started on Your Project
With any project that you choose, know that your generosity is changing the lives of children now and in the years to follow, creating a lasting legacy.
You can anticipate an investment with a measurable, visible impact. Your support of any of these projects will include a plaque placed on-site honoring you or a loved one, a 6-month progress update and a one year report including progress and photos of the project. You will also be able to visit your project site, if possible, and meet the children and families you are helping. Save the Children empowers communities to have ownership of programs from the start of our involvement over a 7 – 10 year timeframe, so you can be confident that the projects you support will be sustained to benefit children over the long term.