At ADT we are working hard to deliver the most basic necessities of life – food, water, shelter, healthcare and education – to children and their parents in desperate need in many parts of the world.

But what haunts me is the knowledge that so many children, mothers, disabled and elders still have absolutely nothing. Every day many children, mothers and elderly die needlessly, just because they are poor and have no one to turn to.

When a disaster strikes, children , mothers and elders are again the first to suffer. The provision of basic emergency aid saves children’s lives temporarily. But in the long term, it takes more than hand-outs to allow children and mothers to live with dignity and attain their true potential that helps them to provide for themselves and their families.