Sector: Child Protection
Co-founder Claire Rogers started Oho with a bold mission: to protect children being abused by “trusted individuals” within “too trusting organisations”. Claire saw an opportunity to empower organisations by strengthening child safety and risk management practices.
“Oho was born out of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse because story after story showed gaps in recordkeeping controls and the destruction of evidence that allowed abuse to continue. Oho monitors credentials every week because every week someone loses their right to work – in fact, every day across Australia in almost every state someone has their WWCC card revoked. And Oho makes it super easy for organisations to be 100% compliant in their accreditation management practices.”
Claire Rogers, Co-founder Oho
Sectors: Education, Health, Child Protection
In 2020 the Rwanda-based Impact Innovation Kumwe Hub was founded to shake up traditional aid delivery by investing in, and partnering with change-making technology start-ups and ecosystems. Sharing a mission to amplify impact for children and families in education, health, and child protection, the Kumwe Hub, which means ‘together, as one’ in Kinyarwanda, provides additional support for the Save the Children country offices.
“From investing in local entrepreneurs who are tackling youth unemployment, to digitalising school records for refugee children crossing borders, our goal is that children in Rwanda, and across the wider region, lead happy lives thanks to inclusive investments and innovation. We recognise that local businesses are often the best-placed but also the least resourced groups trying to make a positive difference for children in Africa. Kumwe Hub puts power in local hands, and with our focus on investment and returns, the end result is also more sustainable than traditional aid programming.”
James Raynor, Director, Kumwe Hub
Save the Children Kenya
Sectors: Health, Child Protection, Education, Humanitarian Response, Food Security
Operating since 1950, Save Kenya’s core mission has been to provide much needed support to local children through its development and humanitarian programmes. But in 2022 these programs are not enough. In response, this year Save Kenya has launched an ambitious redefining strategic plan, at the cost of USD$26M, to target more than one million marginalised and vulnerable children in Kenya — a program that will run over a three year period.
“We want our children, when they’re born, to stand the greatest chance of survival. Currently, we are losing too many babies at birth and in the initial years, from preventable causes like pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria and malnutrition. We want children to have safe and quality education; we also want to be in a place where when shocks happen, these children together with their families, don’t fall further behind because they’re already at a disadvantage.”
Yvonne Arunga, Save the Children Kenya Country Director
What makes us unique?
Our success relies on three primary and differentiating strengths.
Extensive and proven global impact footprint in more than 100 countries
The ability to exponentially increase deployment of transformative technologies to scale social impact
We support Save the Children’s portfolio of social enterprises to increase impact for children