This week, we’re celebrating 98 years since Save the Children was founded by Eglantyne Jebb in 1919!
Eglantyne Jebb dreamed of a world where no child should suffer extreme and life-threatening hardship. Today, there are signs that the world is making real progress toward her vision.
Due to U.S. leadership, since 1990, the world has reduced mortality rates for children under the age of five by more than half. In 2016, Save the Children reached more than 157 million children in the United States and around the world.
As we continue to diligently work toward ensuring that no child dies from preventable diseases and that every child gets the chance to fulfil his or her potential, we remember the vision that inspired Eglantyne Jebb when she founded Save the Children almost 100 years ago. Together, we can help create a better world for children.