Eine Mutter mit ihrem Kind, das im Rollstuhl sitzt.




Woman holds a child in the air

In 2020 Save the Children and Hyundai formed a partnership addressing one of the greatest challenges the international community has put out: that by 2030, no child dies from a preventable disease.

Our aim is to create a safe and healthy environment in which children can survive and thrive. Accordingly, we provide community-based access to healthcare services for children and families in remote areas in Mandera, Kenya, in order to help some of the most deprived children to overcome their limitations.

By launching a new Europe-wide campaign, Hyundai aspires to "GO BIG" for children by raising awareness and actively engaging consumers. One test drive of the new i10-model gives one hour of health worker service for children in need.

Our Mission

Delivering life-saving healthcare interventions for children and families in remote areas without access to healthcare services by training community-based health workers.

Our Goal

To reach over 21,000 children under 5 years and over 4,000 pregnant and lactating women.


The Challenge

Ensuring that no child dies from a preventable disease by 2030

Thousands of children under 5 die every day from preventable diseases like pneumonia, malaria and diarrhoea, because they cannot get the care they need. Save the Children is now changing their unfavourable framework conditions: We train and support our Community Health Workers to assess, diagnose and treat children at home so that every child can be reached in time. Our frontline health practitioners are working within their own communities, for their communities. 


Mutter und Kind

For families living in remote areas and struggling to afford healthcare, our community health workers fill another gap in the health system: by identifying children with disabilities, enable them to access assistive devices and referring them to appropriate health care such as physiotherapy, etc. Our community based approach also changes societal limitations for these children by putting their needs in the center of attention.

Save the Children's Project has succeeded in reducing stigma and many parents have brought their children out for treatment, having previously hidden them away.

Therapist, Dr. Joseph


Ein lächelndes Kind.

Josephine's Story

Josephine, 9 years old, has cerebral palsy-hemiplegia, which she was able to overcome with the support of Save the Children.

Josephine's mother said: "It's now two years since Josephine fell sick, her whole body was paralysed on one side. We thought she'd be disabled forever, we thought she'd have to go to special school. I'd accepted it, but then someone in the ward told me about the occupational therapy sessions. Save the Children paid for Josephine to have the sessions. I was also given an allowance in order to pay for the transport to get us to the sessions.”

© Allan Gichigi / Save the Children

Abdul's Story

Abdul, 7 years old, was diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy at the age of 2. He has been given a specialised wheelchair and access to physical therapy. Every day, his siblings push him to nursery school on a wheel barrow. He is eager to learn and has improved his communication and literacy.

"He is able to communicate, and he can ask for food, he can say mum and he is even starting to write”, says his mother Rahwein beaming with pride.

© Save the Children Kenya

Ein Junge hält seinen Bruder auf dem Arm.

The Story of Leolida & Lawrence

This is a story about the love between two brothers – Leolida, 12, and Lawrence, aged just 18 months. Leolida adores little Lawrence. He plays with him and looks after him when mum Jennifer is cooking or cleaning. He even shares his food with him, often going hungry to bed as a result. “Lawrence is my little brother that I love very much and I would do anything to help him.” When little Lawrence was ill, one of our community health workers, Mark, was on hand to diagnose him and give him the antibiotics and highly nutritious food he needed to begin his recovery. As well as helping Lawrence get well again, Mark has also inspired Leolida’s new career aspiration: “I want to become a doctor so that I can help other young children like my younger brother Lawrence.” 

© Fredrik Lerneryd / Save the Children