Join UNICEF and reimagine healthier futures for vulnerable children in our communities.
Become a UNICEF Hero and play an active role in initiating change for children in need
Join UNICEF SA in seeking to make a significant & sustainable change in vulnerable communities across our country as we focus on the 3 life-changing areas of HEALTH, EDUCATION & PROTECTION.
30% of children live in households where no adults are employed
This statistic has far-reaching effects in the lives of children, especially with regards to health and nutrition.
The devastating effects of COVID-19 have further exacerbated the impact on households across SA, disrupting nutrition interventions and impacting school feeding schemes.
Across the world, health systems have not been adequately prepared for COVID-19 and SA is no exception, leaving millions of children vulnerable, exposed and unable to receive the healthcare and nutrition they need to survive and thrive.
UNICEF is working to reduce these statistics by implementing the multisectoral National Food and Nutrition Security Plan - ensuring that the most vulnerable children are prioritised in receiving food parcels and that certain nutritional standards are adhered to.
The Challenge Is On!
Spring is in the air and as lockdown restrictions are easing, UNICEF SA is challenging all South Africans to get active - SAFELY - with #Move4Change.
Let’s get active together and build a society where every child can survive and thrive.
As spring motivates us to get outdoors for a more healthy and active lifestyle, we want to challenge you to dedicate your next workout to children in need.
Complete the #Move4Change challenge:
- Run or walk 3km.
- Pledge your support with a monthly donation.
- Share a picture of your challenge completion on social media using #Move4Change and nominate a friend to join in.
We’ll be keeping an eye on the hashtags. Each week 5 kind people will be randomly selected to receive a UNICEF Hero Hamper!
Each hamper consists of:
- A UNICEF Cap to protect you from our hot African sun.
- A UNICEF Lanyard to keep your keys safe during your run.
- A UNICEF Power Bank to ensure you never run out of power.
"You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result."
When you complete the challenge, you have set in motion an action that will directly translate into smiling faces, nutritious meals on tables and growing children.
In South Africa, more than 1.5 million children are stunted. These children will likely not reach their full growth and developmental potential because of the irreversible physical and cognitive damage caused by persistent nutritional deprivations.
The closure of ECD centres and schools during lockdown has increased the risks of child safety, malnutrition and has negatively impacted educational outcomes.
UNICEF SA is committed to making a vital difference by delivering on-the-ground, innovative programmes in high-burden and low-performing communities.
A monthly pledge of as little as R120 is the start of reimagining a better South Africa and creating a fairer and sustainable future for children who need it most.
This is our mission
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