Six months after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, which killed more than 8,500 people and left many thousands without shelter, Adrien Brody headed to the country to see what progress has been made in his role as a Bulgari Global Ambassador.
His fellow ambassadors – Italian actress Isabella Ferrari, Spanish model and actor Jon Kortajarena, and HSH Princess Lilly Wittgenstein – went along with Adrien to see for themselves how activities funded by Bulgari have fared, already benefitting 28,000 children in Nepal through its partnership with Save the Children.
The four Bulgari ambassadors visited the districts of Kavre and Sindhupalchowk and spoke with children and teachers within Save the Children’s programs. Adrien Brody relates his experience there, saying, “the boys and girls I met in Nepal were gentle and kind and full of dignity. Save the Children provides a place for these young minds to flourish. Education affords the tools for self-reliance and I remain impressed by Bulgari's commitment to helping these children."
Bulgari and Save the Children are also raising money selling a silver and ceramic pendant and ring. Photo: David Atlan/Bulgari/Save The Children
Isabella Ferrari, who featured in the Oscar-winning film The Great Beauty, spoke about the women she met in Nepal, saying “I treasure in my heart the amazing strength of the women nursing their babies I met in the safe space run by Save the Children with the support from Bulgari. They lost all they had, but they live day by day aiming to rebuild for their children what the earthquake took away from them.”
Spanish model Jon Kortajarena bonds with the children he met in Nepal. Photo: David Atlan / Bulgari / Save The Children
The Bulgari-Save the Children campaign is based on selling a silver and ceramic pendant and ring bearing the Save the Children logo, inspired by the B.zero1 line of jewellery, each sold for $510, of which $100 is donated to Save the Children. Thanks to Bulgari's support, projects have been created in 25 countries across five continents, involving more than 700,000 children, 87,000 teachers and 2,000 schools. The projects, mainly focussed on access to education, target the most vulnerable children in areas where natural disasters, wars or conflict, marginalisation, disability or poverty can hinder or entirely destroy the right to education and a better future.