More than 1.6 billion children worldwide have been affected by school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reopening schools continues to be challenging and there is a risk that decades of educational progress for children will be reversed worldwide.
Despite the pandemic and its long-term consequences, together with tesa, we are responding to this exceptional situation to give children worldwide the chance for a better future.
Safe Back to School
tesa SE's continued support and participation in our global "Safe Back to School" initiative is therefore extremely important. With an additional donation of €250,000 euros, tesa's financial support for Save the Children has increased to a total of 1.7 million euros.
Together with partners like tesa, we can help 150 million children worldwide return to school safely. With this global campaign, Save the Children is working to bring children’s rights to education to the global forefront.
For example, we have initiated reading camps where children learn to read through play; and we facilitate radio-based lessons in countries like Uganda, where children often have no access to digital media. Working with local governments also helps anchor the child's right to education at the state level and bring about lasting change for children.
A STRONG PARTNER IN TIMES OF CRISIS
Supporting Ukrainian Children
Since the start of the war, more than 6.7 million people have fled their homes, around half of them children. With a donation of €200,000 euros, tesa is supporting our emergency response for the children and their families fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Save the Children, together with our partner organizations, has organized an enormous relief effort in a very short time, spanning Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Lithuania, and Germany. We are on the ground at border crossings, welcoming the refugees with emergency aid, food, water, and hygiene kits, as well as shelters and play areas for children. In Germany, we are also setting up child-friendly spaces for Ukrainian refugees and training volunteers in psychological first aid so that they can respond appropriately to the needs of the children.
COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN INDIA
In the Spring of 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic shook India to the point that the healthcare system was on the verge of collapse and children were severely affected. Here too, tesa was an important partner in Save the Children’s relief efforts. Thanks to the additional €250,000 euros donated by tesa, we were able to reach more than 615,000 people with our emergency response in India! For example, we made access to healthcare services faster and easier for patients in rural areas and directly supported children through counselling and materials needed for learning continuity, such as hygiene and education products.
Education connects. Together everywhere.
Six projects, three continents, and so many children who can continue their educations: In 2020 tesa and Save the Children came together for a one-million-euro partnership under the motto "Education connects. Together everywhere."!
Our goal from the start of our partnership with tesa has been and continues to be to strengthen societal solidarity by supporting communities and families. Together, we provide a protective umbrella for a growing generation.
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