About Us

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Egypt and around the world, we work every day to give boys and girls a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of boys and girls, including those hardest to reach. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis– transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children has been working in Egypt since 1982. We play a leading role in addressing the needs and rights of the most deprived boys and girls, their families and communities. Our programs are increasing access to quality education services, improving maternal, neonatal, infant and school children health and nutrition; building stronger services for children, at risk of violence and abuse, promoting child participation and protection at the personal, family and community level, and promoting safe economic, education and participation options for adolescents and youth. We are also responding to a protracted refugee crisis in Egypt, providing protections and promoting equity for vulnerable refugee and migrant communities. Our programs reached around 2 million boys and girls, and their families in 2017 alone.

Our programs promote equitable outcomes for the most deprived boys and girls. We work with them and their families from diverse communities across 20 Governorates in Egypt with programs targeting poor and marginalized children, children at risk, children with disabilities and children on the move, including refugees and migrants.

We plan our interventions together with our partners; government, international organisations, community leaders and children; we listen to children, and we ensure child safe programs. We have a zero tolerance towards the abuse and exploitation of boys and girls by any of our representatives. We are equally committed to doing everything within our power to avoid unintended harm or accidents to children as a result of any of our activities.

Our vision:

A world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our mission:

To inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.


Save the Children has a new global strategy – ‘Ambition for Children 2030’. Our mission is as urgent and relevant as ever: more children are surviving and thriving than ever before, but millions of children are denied their most basic rights and unable to fulfil their potential.

We will inspire three specific breakthroughs for children by 2030:

  • SURVIVE: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
  • LEARN: All children learn from a quality basic education
  • BE PROTECTED: Violence against children is no longer tolerated

To ensure that all children survive, learn and are protected, we will focus on reaching the most deprived and marginalised children, who are too often excluded due to poverty, geography, gender, ethnicity or disability. We will do whatever it takes to ensure we leave no child behind. This will be the measure of our success.

Only by working together, as one Save the Children and in collaboration with our diverse partners and supporters, can we deliver our promise of immediate and lasting change in children’s lives.