Tag: a quality education

How technology helps educate and protects children in Syria

October 16, 2017

The conflict in Syria has torn children’s lives apart in countless ways. Many have fled the country, but those who have stayed are trying to survive and continue living their lives. For professionals who work with those children—such as teachers and healthcare workers—giving kids protection and a sense of stability becomes even more important. But how can they do so, when they have very limited resources and live in areas where help from the outside world cannot get through? A project run by Save the Children and funded by the IKEA Foundation is using modern technology to support professionals in Syria, increasing their knowledge and skills so they can continue providing basic services for children. Read more

New grant to Save the Children will help children recover from violence in southern Philippines

June 7, 2017

In late May, fighting broke out in the southern Philippines between government forces and a local armed group. Thousands of civilians fled for their lives, and more than 50% of the population in Marawi has been evacuated from the city. The ongoing conflict in Marawi City has left children displaced, homeless and very vulnerable. Read more

global warming

New design competition will help families cope with climate change

April 22, 2017

Today, on Earth Day, the IKEA Foundation is announcing its support for a new global design competition—the Climate Action Challenge. We’re teaming up with Amsterdam-based design platform What Design Can Do and the Autodesk Foundation to run the challenge, which calls on designers and creative thinkers to find inspirational and practical ways to fight climate […] Read more

Women IKEA Foundation

How we’re helping women build brighter futures for their families

March 8, 2017

It’s International Women’s Day, and we’re celebrating the achievements of millions of women who are making a better life for themselves and their children, thanks to the programmes we fund. The IKEA Foundation believes that they can be the most powerful agents for change in their children’s lives. By empowering girls and women – through education, […] Read more

World Humanitarian Day IKEA Foundation

How business and philanthropy can take a lead in responding to humanitarian and refugee crises

August 19, 2016

On World Humanitarian Day (19 August), the IKEA Foundation is calling on businesses and foundations to step up. Read more

World Humanitarian Day IKEA Foundation

How we’re helping kids get their childhoods back

August 19, 2016

It’s World Humanitarian Day and we’re celebrating our partners’ amazing work to help children and families caught up in disasters and conflicts, often at their own personal risk. Read more

Unlocking opportunities for kids through play

August 16, 2016

Imagine being a child and getting a treasure box of toys! Even better, imagine getting a treasure box of toys that help you develop essential skills, such as creativity and critical thinking. Earlier this year, a team from the IKEA catalogue visited our partner UNICEF in the Union of the Comoros to see how our support is helping children who need support in early childhood education. The story is featured on page 59 and replicated here. Read more

Soft toys IKEA Foundation

How soft toys are helping 12 million dreams come true

January 15, 2016

Thank you for helping us donate €88 million since 2003! More than 12 million children in Africa, Asia and Europe have better schools, teachers and learning materials, thanks to a successful 13-year partnership between the IKEA Foundation, Save the Children and UNICEF. Since 2003, we have donated €1 for every soft toy sold during the […] Read more

Over 12 million children have better educational opportunities through IKEA Foundation, Save the Children and UNICEF partnership

January 15, 2016

More than 12 million children in over 46 countries have better schools, teachers and learning materials, thanks to a 13-year partnership... Read more

Help us make education possible for ALL children!

October 29, 2015

For every soft toy or children’s book sold at IKEA stores in November and December, the IKEA Foundation will donate €1 to Save the Children and UNICEF to improve education for children living in poverty. Since it first began thirteen years ago, the Soft Toys for Education campaign has raised nearly €77 million, reaching more […] Read more

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