To scale sustainable impact we harness the power of technology through our partnerships with founding entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups across the globe.
Our investments primarily focus on four sectors:
Education, Health, Child Protection and Climate.
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 developed a ground breaking technology tool that automates the revalidation of Working with Children Checks and other safeguarding accreditations and relieves the administration burden of collecting, storing and refreshing records. Founded in 2020, Oho provides the solutions to put children checks on auto pilot through an automated accreditation verification program that is conducted every week, year in, year out.
“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 always 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, also known as Save 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 strategy 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