With the closure of The Body Shop at Home and major changes to the global business, we want to take this opportunity to thank and honour those we have journeyed with since 1990.
Over three decades, the partnership modelled Dame Anita Roddick’s belief in “business as a force for good” and continued her legacy after she co-founded the charity with our CEO Rachel Bentley in 1990, who began working with The Body Shop the year before.
As we enter a third year of conflict, we continue to support the most vulnerable refugee children, working with a group of orphans who fled from Ukraine as the war began.
Currently staying at a state owned children’s home in Iasi, Romania, we are supporting the children with extra food, clothes, psychological help, social work and language lessons, helping them feel safe as they adapt and integrate into life in Romania.
Our digital work for Rohingya refugee children began with simple visual school lessons created out of the necessity to reach students in a language they could comprehend. Over the years it has blossomed into an award-winning programme which reaches nearly 10,000 children across the region with creative, academic and student-created content each week.
12-year-old Fatema attends one of the learning centres supported by Children on the Edge in the Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. She fled Myanmar in tragic circumstances in 2017 and arrived as a refugee. Read her story...