Tag: India

Better skills for better jobs in India

February 15, 2019

The IKEA Foundation and Going To School are partnering to help young people in Bihar learn the skills they need to find a job. Read more

Power to the people who need it most

April 22, 2018

  Can you remember the last time you had a power cut—looking for the candles, cooking in their dim light and getting annoyed when you realised all your digital clocks were flashing 00:00? At the back of your mind, however, you knew the frustration wouldn’t last long…that, eventually, the power would come back on. According […] Read more

Empowering women through work: new grant to help women lead the way

March 8, 2018

On International Women’s Day, the IKEA Foundation is proud to announce a new grant for €3.5 million to support our partner PRADAN with its successful women’s empowerment programme in India. PRADAN helps women living in rural communities in India to organise themselves into strong self-help groups. These groups give them a stronger voice within their […] 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

IKEA Foundation gives euro 5-million grant for welfare of poor in India, Kenya (Economic Times, September 2016)

January 31, 2017

IKEA Foundation has given a euro 5-million grant to US-based non profit organisation Habitat for Humanity to work for the welfare of the poor in India and Kenya. Read more here. Read more

Greenlight Planet Pioneers From India Get Global Recognition (Business World, June 2016)

January 31, 2017

Greenlight Planet won Ashden Award, world’s most prestigious green awards, for increasing energy access, supported by the IKEA Foundation. Read more here. Read more

Safe water IKEA Foundation

Safe water saves lives

March 22, 2016

In 2015, IKEA Foundation gave €120 million to support children’s programmes in some of the world’s poorest communities. Our partnership with Water.org is just one example of how we are creating Circles of Prosperity for children and families all over the world! Read more

IKEA Foundation announces new grant to Water.org on World Water Day

March 22, 2016

IKEA Foundation today, World Water Day, announced a new grant to Water.org to expand efforts to provide safe water and sanitation to one million people in India and Indonesia. Read more

IKEA Foundation commits to invest 16 mn euros, empower women in India

October 24, 2015

IKEA commits to invest 16 mn euros, empower women in India. Read more

From child brides to artisans: How the IKEA Foundation is helping Indian women living in poverty earn their own incomes

October 9, 2015

“I was married off at the age of 15. I never got an opportunity to become something.” Saroj (31) grew up in an impoverished village in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. As one of six children born to a farmer, she couldn’t afford to go to school beyond 8th grade. This is her story: […] Read more

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