When war breaks out or natural disasters strike, children can lose their schools, their homes and their families.
Many of their rights can be seriously affected, including the right to clean water and nutritious food (Article 24), the right to be safe (Article 19) and the right to education (Article 28), and children are left more vulnerable to abuse and explotiation.
Download the assembly and fundraise
Your school can help support Unicef, so we can continue to deliver life-saving supplies and keep vulnerable children safe in emergencies. One of the most recent emergencies Unicef has been responding to is Cyclone Idai – you can download an assembly presentation to inspire students and teachers to get fundraising!
Fundraising also supports your RRSA accreditation, contributing towards Outcome 9 in Strand C: children and young people have taken action to claim their rights and promote the rights of others, locally and globally. It’s also a good opportunity to get your RRSA Steering Group and other children in your school involved.
- Unicef-themed mufti day – pupils and staff pay a pound and come to school in head to toe blue
- School disco – sell tickets, get those dancing shoes on and raise money for Unicef in the process!
- Talent show – dance, sing and show your talents for Unicef. £5 per entry and sell tickets for the show to loved ones
- Quiz fundraiser – get your thinking caps on and organise a quiz. Collect an entry fee from every player and see which team will be victorious!
How will your donation help children around the world?
Unicef is working with government and partners across the world to ensure children and families get the emergency supplies they need, and the vital support for the months ahead.
Unicef has a presence in 190 countries so can rapidly reach children and families with support when an emergency happens. Unicef are there to provide chidlren with the care, supplies and protection that could save their lives.
Read more about Unicef’s emergency response here.