Six months after the earthquake Bulgari global ambassadors, Adrien Brody, Isabella Ferrari, Jon Kortajarena, and HSH Princess Lilly Wittgenstein witness first-hand the results of the activities funded by Bulgari that have already benefited over 28,000 children in Nepal through its partnership with Save the Children.
Immediately after the earthquake, Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin showed a strong commitment to children by providing a donation of half a million Euros in response to the emergency situation in Nepal. This donation enabled Save the Children to immediately scale up its response and to meet the critical need of the most vulnerable children. Bulgari is a major supporter of Save the Children’s work around the world. Over the past 6 years it has committed over 30 million Euros and has helped to bring immediate and lasting change to the lives of 700,000 children. Coincidentally, even before the earthquake, Bulgari and Save the Children had already planned to start in 2016 a new youth empowerment project in Nepal.
Bulgari Ambassadors Adrien Brody, Isabella Ferrari, Jon Kortajarena and HSH Princess Lilly zu sayn Wittgenstein Berleburg bring inspiration and hope to children directly impacted by the earthquake in the districts of Kavre and Sindupalchowk. Speaking with the children and teachers within Save the Children’s programmes, the ambassadors learnt about how Bulgari and Save the Children helped during the crisis and how they continue to help build a pathway of recovery in the regions – especially through the support of Save the Children’s education programming.
Adrien Brody, Oscar-winning actor
“The boys and girls I met in Nepal were gentle and kind and full of dignity. Save the Children provides a place for these young minds to flourish. Education affords the tools for self-reliance and I remain impressed by Bulgari’s commitment to helping these children.”
Isabella Ferrari, renowned Italian actress who featured in the Oscar-winning film The Great Beauty
“I treasure in my heart the amazing strength of the women nursing their babies I met in the safe space run by Save the Children with the support from Bulgari. They lost all they had, but they live day by day aiming to rebuild for their children what the earthquake took away from them.”
Jon Kortajarena, Spanish model and actor
“Because of the earthquake many children were separated from their families. I was deeply moved to see how Bulgari is supporting Save the Children to establish reunification programs and how they built schools for children so that they could continue getting an education, giving them a chance to forget their extreme situations and to allow them to be happy again. This trip has made me realize that all these people that work only to make these kid’s lives a little better are real heros!
HSH Princess Lilly zu Sayn Wittgenstein Berleburg
“As a mother, I was struck by children’s extraordinary resilience. The work of the Save the Children educators is crucial to help the youngest victims recover trust and serenity. The support of Bulgari is fundamental to give these children a promising future.”
Bulgari CEO, Jean-Christophe Babin: “Since the beginning of its collaboration with Save the Children in 2009, Bulgari has raised over 30 million Euros, an amazing result which is unique in the luxury sector. Best of all, thanks to our partnership, to date 700,000 of the world’s most vulnerable children have been reached, improving their living conditions in 25 countries, including Nepal.”.
Bulgari- Save the Children partnership
The Bulgari-Save the Children campaign is based on selling a silver and ceramic pendant and ring bearing the Save the Children logo, inspired by the B.zero1 line of jewellery, each sold at the price of 450 euro (510 US$), of which 75 (100US$) are donated to Save the Children. Thanks to Bulgari’s support, projects have been created in 25 countries across five continents, involving more than 700,000 children, 87,000 teachers and 2,000 schools. The projects, mainly focussed on access to education target the most vulnerable children, in areas where natural disasters, wars or conflict, marginalisation, disability or poverty can hinder or entirely destroy the right to education and a better future.