Tag: Good Cause Campaign

The transformation of children’s education in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia

August 29, 2018

Educating a child takes a lot more than simply building schools. A new report from the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, shows the many different problems that need to be tackled to help give kids the education they need. The report highlights how funding from the IKEA Foundation has helped improve children’s educations in the Dollo […] Read more

Jump in and play for children’s rights!

October 23, 2017

Today, the IKEA Foundation kicks off the second year of the Let’s Play for Change campaign, which runs from the end of October until Christmas in IKEA stores. Play is not only vital for a healthy childhood; it’s a basic human right. Working with six amazing partners—Handicap International, Save the Children, Special Olympics, Room to Read, UNICEF and War Child—we’re making the right to play a reality for children affected by poverty, disability and migration. Read more

World Refugee Day: First solar-powered refugee camp connects Syrian refugee families to a brighter future

June 20, 2017

For two and a half years, Azraq refugee camp in Jordan had no electricity. In winter, the 54,000 Syrian refugees here lived in complete darkness for nearly half the day. Families had a small solar lantern to study or work by, but its light would die after a few hours. In summer, when temperatures soar […] Read more

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World’s first refugee camp powered by renewable energy

May 17, 2017

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today the newly constructed solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. The solar plant, which cost 8.75 million euros, has been entirely funded by the IKEA Foundation through the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign that raised 30.8 million euro for UNHCR projects. Read more

Why IKEA Foundation’s flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year

January 31, 2017

Why IKEA Foundation’s flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year (The Guardian, 27 January 2017). Read more

Let's Play IKEA Foundation

Thank you for making the first Let’s Play for Change campaign a success!

January 9, 2017

Around Asia and Africa, thousands of children are playing their way to a better life, so we wanted to say thank you to the IKEA Foundation’s partners, IKEA co-workers and customers who got involved in the first Let’s Play for Change campaign. During the campaign period, IKEA co-workers and customers engaged in the cause, and […] Read more

Shining a light into refugee camps

June 20, 2016

On World Refugee Day, we are celebrating the success of the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign to light up refugee camps—making them safer, better places for children and families. Every parent knows how important light is for a young child when they’re scared. Knowing you can switch on the light, and see that you’re safe, brings great comfort. 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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