The Sean Devereux Childrens’ Fund
On 2nd January 1993, Sean Devereux was shot dead – assassinated by a hired gunman whilst working for UNICEF in Kismayo, Somalia. Sean died coming to the aid of children.
Sean gave his life for a new ethos to the world, one that responds to the international community’s responsibility for innocent civilians, particularly children and mothers, who are trapped and traumatized by terror and conflict.
“In adverse, and often dangerous circumstances Sean showed complete dedication to his work. His colleagues admired his energy, his courage, and his compassion. Sean was an exemplary staff member and gave his life serving others, in the true spirit of the United Nations. Sean was a real soldier of Peace.”
UN Secretary General, Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali
“While my heart beats, I have to do what I think I can do – and that is to help those that are less fortunate” – Sean Devereux, 1964 – 1993
The Fund provides aid to African children in need, for projects that offer self-sufficiency and are sustainable in the longer term. Through education the Fund strives to give children the opportunity to empower themselves for the future. The Fund is managed by volunteers to ensure that the projects receive the total benefit from all fund-raising.
Sean’s commitment to humanity inspires supporters to continue the work he started and encourages others to be generous.
- £10 will provide a daily ration of wheat to a child for one year.
- £20 will provide essential medicine to a family for one year.
- £50 will provide basic education and shelter for one child for a whole year.
You can now donate one of these amounts or as much as you choose to the Sean Devereux Children’s Fund, by contacting us by phone, email or post. Further information about donating to the Sean Devereux Children’s Fund is available on the Contribution page.
“While My Heart Beats” – the Sean Devereux Story
A book was launched in 2002, entitled While My Heart Beats. This is a biography of Sean, which also provides a political, social and historical look at Liberia and Somalia and the arms trade.
Work is ongoing to ensure that the site will continue to contain detailed information of the work and activities of the Fund across the world. If you would like further information about the Fund, please contact us via one of the means below.
+44 (0)1252 873159 (United Kingdom)