The Team

Unicef Next Generation London is a global Unicef initiative that brings together young professionals committed to helping transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. Next Gen has launched a number of successful global initiatives, including #CookForSyria (link to website), Migrate (link to NG microsite), and Words By (link to website), and has raised nearly 5 million pounds to support Unicef’s work. 

The Initiative

Homemade offers a series of online cooking classes taught by world-class chefs, aimed at a truly global audience. Our vision is for people to come together – virtually –  from their homes, around a shared love of food and desire to learn a new skill! Participants can purchase a ticket, log on to Zoom, and make a meal while making a difference. 

The hospitality industry has been acutely affected by the pandemic, and yet has given back to so many during this challenging period. As such, we’re offering each participating chef 10% of the proceeds of their session to benefit their restaurants and teams.

Homemade is a brand new initiative by Unicef Next Generation London, the team behind #CookForSyria, Words By and more. This initiative will raise vital funds for Unicef and create an online community of budding cooks!

The Appeal

This year, coronavirus has turned all of our lives upside-down. Face masks, social distancing and working from home have all become part of our new normal. But for the world’s most vulnerable children the impact has been much more severe. And for many of them, this crisis is only just beginning.

So far over one billion children have missed out on their education due to school closures. And it is not just education that is being disrupted. As health services are redirected to tackle the pandemic, millions of children are missing out on routine vaccinations for diseases like measles. It is estimated that an additional 6,000 children are dying every day due to these health service disruptions.

Coronavirus is the biggest global crisis for children since World War II. In response, Unicef UK launched its largest ever emergency appeal in March 2020. Donations to date have allowed Unicef to enable hundreds of millions of children to access home-based learning opportunities, equip millions of health workers with PPE, and reach billions of people with coronavirus prevention messages.

But there is still so much to be done.  In a pandemic, handwashing saves lives. Yet one billion people can’t even access basic facilities. With our support Unicef can work to make handwashing accessible for all. Vaccine campaigns for diseases like measles have been put on hold due to coronavirus. With our support, Unicef can make sure these unvaccinated children get protected.

Coronavirus has put the futures of a whole generation of children at risk. Unicef is at the forefront of the humanitarian community, working to respond, to recover and to reimagine a world fit for every child – but they can’t do it without our support.