On the 14th March, 2019, Cyclone Idai swept across Africa’s east coast, devastating families and tearing apart buildings in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Eight months on, and many children in Mozambique are still without a place to go to school.
In conjunction with the UN’s Universal Children’s Day, Revolut has teamed up with Mastercard and Save the Children, to raise £160,000 to help rebuild four schools in Mozambique. From the 20th November, all donations made to Save the Children through Revolut Donations will be channel to this cause, until the target is reached.
Anyone with a Revolut account may donate, simply by going to Donations in the app and choosing Save the Children. If you’re a Revolut Mastercard customer, your donations will be doubled (e.g. If you donate £20, we’ll donate an additional £20).
We must reach this £160,000 target by January 2020, so that work can be completed before the start of the school year.
Help these kids get their lives back 🙌🏾
There was widespread devastation across all of these countries when the cyclone hit, with a death toll of at least 750 (according to a report in the Guardian). Many children may never fully recover from this experience, but having a safe place to receive the psychosocial support needed to regain some normality is crucial.
The four schools planned for immediate rebuilding are part of an existing large scale programme called STAR-G (Supporting the Transition and Advancement of the Rights of Girls) funded by UKAID.
How donations will be used 💰
Donations made to Save the Children via Revolut Donations will be used as follows:
- Improve and repair school infrastructure and supply teaching and learning materials
- Repair, equip and secure school facilities
- Provide school learning materials
- Provide water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
- Provide solar-powered facilities
- Improved psychosocial support and resilience of children and teachers
- Training teachers on psychosocial support
- Increase the capacity of schools to respond to future disasters
How to donate 📲
You can make your donation via Revolut Donations. In the app, go to Donations in your Dashboard and select Save the Children. You can choose to round up your purchases to the nearest whole number and donate your spare change, set up a recurring payment, or make a one-off donation of any amount.
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