At the heart of our community
Save the Children – Official Charity partner
For a century, Save the Children has advocated children’s rights around the globe. The children’s rights organisation is working on projects in Switzerland and worldwide to ensure that children survive, learn and grow up in a protected environment.
During the first years of the team’s partnership with Save the Children, we helped our Official Charity Partner raise vital funds through charity events, partners’ activities and auctions of team and driver items.
2019 Field visit with Kimi Räikkönen at an early childhood care and development project for young children in Mexico City
Save the Children’s centers for early childhood development (ECD) support young children (from 0-6 years old) from deprived families to develop socially and give them the opportunity to learn and play in a protected environment. Often, parents from deprived communities need to work full time or don’t have the knowledge on how to stimulate the development of children: Save the Children supports these families and the children of those with low education/financial security as early as possible to break the vicious cycle of poverty and to give them the chance of a self-determined future.
Through painting, music, drama, and many other art forms, Save the Children’s HEART program helps children affected by serious or chronic stress find new ways to share their feelings and experiences. Research shows that artistic expression has a powerful effect on a child’s social and emotional wellbeing, as well as educational value, especially for children in stressful situations. When a child shares his or her memories and feelings through artistic expression, they can begin to feel less isolated, more connected and can focus on their learning.
Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN driver Kimi Räikkönen visited a Save the Children ECD centre in Mexico City in 2019, playing with the children and experiencing first-hand the life-changing work the charity provides within the community.
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