About us

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Save the Children is the world’s leading independent child organization and a professional in child protection. Our mission is to make sure that every child, here in Finland and all around the world, has the right to a safe life, protection, education, and the chance to be heard.

Every single day, Save the Children works hard in over 100 countries, using our 100+ years of experience to stand up for children’s rights.

We’re there, even in the toughest situations where children need us the most. We keep working until we’re no longer needed, bringing children and adults together to build a permanently better future.

We work in 116 countries across the world

A map of Save the Children operating area

Our values


We set ambitious goals for all our actions for the benefit of children.


We are accountable to supporters, partners, and children, taking responsibility for efficient use of resources and achieving goals.


Together with partners, we are stronger in improving conditions for children worldwide.


We boldly seek new ways of achieving sustainable improvements for and with children.


We are upright and exemplary, and we always act in the best interest of the child.
Lapset syömässä pahkakupeista Suomessa 1940-luvulla

Over 100 years for child rights

Save the Children Finland, established in 1922, is a politically and religiously impartial child organization. The organization’s origins trace back to Ester Ståhlberg’s ‘Homes for Homeless Children’ association. Internationally, the Save the Children movement was initiated by Eglantyne Jebb, who envisioned rights for every child.

Tyttö ja poika ajamassa karting-autoilla pihalla.


The highest decision-making body of Save the Children Finland is the General Assembly, which convenes every three years. Local associations have the right to vote at the General Assembly. Our members hold the ultimate decision-making authority within the organization.

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