February 09, 2017

Celebrities and supporters share High Fives to back our #5for5 campaign

We asked people to share pictures and videos of themselves high-fiving to raise awareness about early childhood development - here are some of the best shares.

The first five years set up a child for success in later life. Which is why Theirworld’s global #5for5 campaign is helping to change the way people think about early childhood development.

As part of #5for5, we asked today if you could share a picture or video of yourself high-fiving a child under five. If you haven't done it already, here's how to take part...

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#5for5 - High Five for under-5s!

5for5 is about taking small actions - which together can have a big impact. And giving people a way to stand up for children who haven’t quite mastered standing yet. 5 seconds. 5 steps. 5 goals. It’s all #5for5. If you’ve got 5 seconds to spare now - share a video (or photo!) of you high-fiving an under-5 to show your support.

High-five an under-five!

Loads of supporters are sharing their high fives on social media today. Here's a roundup of some of the pictures and videos shared so far.

Sharon Osbourne, businesswoman and TV talent show judge in both the US and UK, shared this delightful picture.

Jo Frost, the TV super nanny who knows all about how to look after children, got really creative to give a hand to the #5for5 campaign.

Here's illustrator and author Nick Sharratt high-fiving schoolchildren. Nick travelled to Lebanon with Theirworld recently to teach Syrian refugees how to express themselves through art.

More Community Trust in South Africa shared this lovely video to support our campaign.

Penny Lancaster - model, photographer and a presenter on British TV's Loose Women show - shared this beautiful picture.

Here's Theirworld President Sarah Brown hanging out with Syrian refugee kids in Lebanon.

Thanks to Anthony Lake, Executive Director of the United Nations children's agency UNICEF, for tweeting this.

Ben Winston is a British producer and director, now known in America for his work on The Late Late Show with James Corden. He tweeted this message.

Stephen Fry - star of stage, screen, TV, radio and books - gives British boxing champ Audley Harrison a high high at the launch of Theirworld's #5for5 campaign in Los Angeles.

And Audley responded with this fantastically cute Twitter picture.

Here's American actor Rainn Wilson and his wife, the author Holiday Reinhorn, having some high-five fun.

Kidogo is a social enterprise in Kenya that improves access to high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education to families living in poverty.

This high five came from Peter Laugharn, President of the Hilton Foundation. It works to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people worldwide. 

Tom Fletcher is the former British Ambassador to Lebanon and now Director of Global Strategy for the Global Business Coalition for Education.

Actor Kim Cattrall tweeted this adorable picture of her godson.

Africa ECD Network advocates for increased access to the quality provision of early childhood development.

Learn more about our campaign to raise awareness of early childhood development and persuade world leaders to invest to give every child the best start in life.

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