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We want to build a world where children living in poverty can create better futures for themselves and their families. Read our stories to find out how the programmes we fund help create more opportunities for children around the world.

March 1, 2012
Per Heggenes, Chief Executive Officer of the IKEA Foundation, visits the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, and shows how a $62 million gift to the United Nations’ refugee agency will help children there survive. “A refugee camp in Dadaab in Kenya is not what you would normally associate with IKEA,” Per says, “but... Read more
February 16, 2012
The IKEA Foundation is joining a global movement using stories, videos and social media to lead the fight to empower women and girls in developing countries. The Foundation has awarded a €700,000 (1million USD) grant to Half the Sky Movement, supporting an innovative effort to inspire people all over the world to join the fight... Read more
January 26, 2012
The 2011 IKEA Soft Toy for Education Campaign results are in and thanks to outstanding IKEA customer, coworker and IKEA Foundation support, UNICEF and Save the Children will receive a donation of €12.4 million to help realize every child’s right to a quality education. This notable donation will help implement 18 educational projects in 16... Read more
December 20, 2011
As the second anniversary of the devastating Haiti earthquake approaches, the IKEA Foundation is supporting vital education programs to give children more hope for the future. Improving life for children in developing countries is the mission of the IKEA Foundation, which is why we’ve given €300,000 to Save the Children to improve children’s literacy in... Read more
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