Mehraj Sheikh, BA History
SOAS UNICEF on Campus is a student-initiated branch supporting UNICEF’s work, by hosting events to fundraise for the charity’s cause. We are proud to say that 100% of the money raised goes directly to UNICEF. This is the first year that the society is running at SOAS, and we have been overwhelmed with the phenomenal support that we have received so far. Without your ongoing support and participation in events, we would not have been able to have such success.
The fantastic executive team has been working hard to produce some great events since the start of term. Along with dedicated members of the society, there is a strong and passionate group behind every UNICEF on Campus event. We have hosted an exciting treasure hunt, a spooky pumpkin carving event, a tricky Halloween escape room, and most recently, a 24-hour sponsored fast. Congratulations if you were able to stick it out for the 24 hours–that is some dedication!
UNICEF operates in over 190 countries to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and strive to improve policies and services that protect all children.
We have also had some extremely successful collaborations, including with L’Amuse Bouche, a wonderful creperie with both sweet and savoury options. Fundraising was so successful that we invited the lovely team back for a second time.
UNICEF on Campus is excited for what the year is yet to bring. We will be hosting more events, including more delicious bake sales, so keep your eyes open for the noise we are about to create. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing that you are working to help make children’s lives better across the world.
You can get involved by becoming a society member! Help us raise money for a great cause, plus, at the end of the year, you will receive a certificate for your society involvement, participation and volunteering hours!
Want to become a member or know more about our society? Drop us an email at [email protected] and we will be in touch with fantastic fundraising opportunities!
PHOTO CREDITS: SOAS UNICEF Executive Team