Give a child sight for £2 a month. Volunteer work in African orphanages can make a large impact on both you and the orphans themselves. We recommend going for eight weeks or more if you are doing a project that involves social work.
Orphanages in Africa can take many different shapes and sizes. Many have children as old as 18 and as young as babies. These children are in need of educational support, care, and friendship, which local staff are often to busy to offer them on an individual basis.
Campbell’s visit comes ahead of the six-year mark of the Syrian conflict on Mar. 15, which has now raged on longer than World War II. Her trip is part of a new partnership between Save the Children and Campbell’s charitable foundation, Fashion for Relief, which has been involved in raising money to help with several humanitarian situations over the last decade. The foundation was founded in 2005 to aid Hurricane Katrina victims and has since hosted events across the world to raise vital funds for Haiti in 2010, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief in 2011 and the Ebola crisis in 2016. This year’s event will be held in Cannes in May and all proceeds will go towards Save the Children and its Syria Crisis Appeal.
“It was a humbling experience,” said Campbell of visiting Za’atari. “I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as I traveled out there, but I came away full of hope for their future and with a renewed admiration for the positive spirit of humanity. That’s not to say we didn’t meet people who had been through terrible ordeals, it was just so impressive how well they were handling the situation. Save the Children’s team was fantastic, and all the work they are doing on the ground is really incredible. Everybody commits so much time and energy to making these people’s lives better.”