In Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, he writes, “I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. So let’s take a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds us, to look back on the distance we have come.”
One to One Children’s Fund started its own extraordinary journey in South Africa 15 years ago, where it was among the first organisations to provide life-saving drugs to children born with HIV. The pilot programmes it supported led to initiatives across Africa, saving hundreds of thousands of lives. Not satisfied with that, One to One Children’s Fund has also provided psychotrauma counselling to 10,000 children in war-torn Kosovo, and thousands of children across the divides in the Middle East, as well as many other initiatives around the world, and in the UK.
Having been associated with the charity since its formation, we were delighted to design this book which captured these and other achievements as it celebrates its 15th birthday. Far from resting on its laurels, One to One Children’s Fund is intent on expanding its work to reach even more children facing disease, trauma and disability. It has many more hills to climb.