Humanitarian Fund to Red Cross
Bonita Trust is pleased to support the British Red Cross in its core mission to “mobilise the power of humanity” so that individuals and communities have the capacity to prepare for, deal with, and recover from crisis.
The Red Cross is the world’s foremost humanitarian organisation. In pursuing its mission, the Red Cross is guided by its Fundamental Principles: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality.
Under these principles, the British Red Cross has been promoting and delivering humanitarian aid for over 100 years.
Humanitarian Education, the set of learning experiences that promote humanitarian principles such as humanity and impartiality, is a field in which the Red Cross plays a major role. Across the UK, the organisation's Youth, Schools and Community First Aid work plays a key role in promoting humanitarian education.
Bonita Trust supports British Red Cross by providing humanitarian fund. This humanitarian fund will enable the Red Cross to develop a user driven on-line educational facility and web community to provide self-contained, lively and engaging resources in response to global events and topical humanitarian issues. This will provide more young people in the UK with an insight into in humanitarian issues, deepening their understanding, and building their skills to enable them to become active humanitarian citizens.
With the help of Bonita's humanitarian fund, it is estimated the Red Cross will reach 50,000 young people and an additional 200 secondary schools as well as 2500 teachers. Furthermore, the humanitarian aid will allow for the development of additional audiovisual material and the building of an image-gallery and image-bank to support online resources.