We protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children in war

Our approach

We aim to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out, and stay on to support them - long after the TV cameras have gone home.

We help keep them safe, give them an education, and equip them with skills for the future.

We understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of everything we do. Whether it's helping Syrian children access education, rehabilitating ex-child soldiers in the Central African Republic or seeking justice for young people detained in Afghanistan.

We also work with children and young people to change systems and practices that affect them. We campaign on the root causes of conflict, and we demand that children are at the centre of all humanitarian responses.

Our vital, life-changing work covers four main areas:


We work with children affected by war in 6 countries and are aiming to reach 260,000 children by 2019. 



Protecting children in war
Duty of Care

Music and entertainment

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Live music events

Our 20-year association with the music industry has featured some of the most iconic names in the business. Our legendary live gigs, festival volunteering opportunities, unique film events; we specialise in presenting some of the best moments of your life. 

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We Own The Future

Access an unmissable line up of events and prizes whilst supporting children in conflict worldwide. Join the movement - own the future!

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