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We love this photo!

We have selected it as one of the best IWitness photos from 2016. Thank you Dan Sandmoen from IKEA Norge (IKEA Norway) for taking this photo during your IWitness trip to Vietnam last year with our partner Save the Children in Vietnam.

Photo credit: Dan Sandmoen
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02/17/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
“It is an honour to witness the success of Pathways for Promise students. I commend their courage, commitment, and dedication to the opportunity that has changed the trajectory of their lives. Pathways for Promise is integral to realizing Asian University For Women’s mission to empower women through education and to cultivate women leaders.

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02/15/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
What can our grants achieve? UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has invited a small group of co-workers from イケア・ジャパン (IKEA Japan) to visit them in Nepal to see with their own eyes what a difference our giving can make to refugee children and their host communities. Please watch this lovely film our IWitnesses created to share with you.
You are welcome UNHCR Jordan! Working together, we can tackle climate change and help break the cycle of poverty. Today’s children, and their children, will suffer from the negative consequences of a warming planet—unless we act now.
Art that highlights an ugly reality: CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria looks at an exhibit at New York's Museum of Modern Art that displays the refugee shelter whose development we funded through our partner Better Shelter.

Last Look: Art that highlights an ugly reality - CNN Video

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We were heartbroken to hear of the death of Hans Rosling, one of the co-founders of our partner Gapminder. As a statistician and physician, he devoted his life to educating people toward a fact-based worldview. He used statistics to challenge stereotypes and preconceptions, especially about people who live in poor communities. He was passionate about fighting what he called “devastating...
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All children deserve to have a good start in life. Safe spaces, education, nutrition and health should never be luxuries. ALL children should enjoy them. Through our #LetsPlay campaign, we are supporting UNICEF with four early-childhood development programmes in India, China, Indonesia and Kenya.

This blog post from UNICEF’s Executive Director, Anthony Lake, talks about the importance of...
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The first 1,000 days: a singular window of opportunity - UNICEF Connect

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YOU ARE our 1 million supporters, fans and ambassadors from around the world! We greatly appreciate your support, which helps us and our partners work towards a better world for children.

As we celebrate the growth of our Facebook community, we’d like to thank you for joining us!
We are very excited to announce that 15 talented and capable women who work in Bangladesh’s garment industry have started a programme to earn their degree! We are funding their scholarships as part of a pilot programme with our partner Asian University For Women.

Through the Pathways for Promise programme, Asian University for Women has become the first university in Bangladesh to offer...
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Having a blast with kids in Nepal! Here’s our colleague Chris and our IWitnesses from IKEA Japan visiting our #BrighterLives4Refugees programmes with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

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Congratulations to our partner Better Shelter for winning the Beazley Design of the Year Award!

Why Ikea's flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year

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We have a winner!

Thanks to everyone who helped us select the best IWitness photo of 2016—and big congratulations to Niclas Karlsson-Järnkrok for taking this winning shot!

The photo was taken during the IWitness trip to Philippines, visiting our partner Save the Children Philippines​, whose programmes we are proudly funding.
“The Rwandan people whom we met throughout our journey were warm and welcoming, constructive and determined. It seemed the concentration of energy in the country was on building a positive future through togetherness and reconciliation and developing sustainable solutions for a better life at home. It was one of these solutions—delivered by the government of Rwanda and UNICEF and supported by...
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There is much hope after the heartache | IKEA FOUNDATION

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In 2015 we gave UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency €5 million to improve the nutrition of young children and the livelihoods of refugees and host communities in Burkina Faso.

Today, the programme is building skills, providing training and giving access to financial support for people in the Sahel region. This is where most of the 33,000 Malian refugees in Burkina Faso are living.

The funding...
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Supporting UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency to help Syrian refugees has been a big focus of our giving over the last few years.

Last year UNHCR invited a small group of IKEA co-workers from Belgium to visit refugee families in Jordan who have benefitted from our partnership. They got a chance to listen to their stories, their hopes and their dreams.

Our co-workers have shared their...
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Our partner Asian University For Women has started a programme in Bangladesh to give young women who work in garment factories the opportunity to study for an undergraduate degree. It’s the first of its kind in Bangladesh!

Pathways for Promise allows talented and capable women to receive an education that was previously out of reach.

Together, we will empower women and inspire millions of...
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Dresses to degrees: university opens its doors to Bangladesh garment workers | Sarah Lazarus

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We’re proud to report how ongoing funding from our #BrighterLives4Refugees campaign is changing children’s lives in Burkina Faso.

Our partner UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has delivered solar lanterns to all schoolchildren benefiting from this programme. Next, streetlights and solar systems for health centres will be installed.

Photo credit: Annelies Withofs
We support our partner Save the Children Philippines to help young children with disabilities get access to a quality, inclusive education.

The KASALI project provides children with medical assessment and assistive devices to help them cope in school. At the same time, it helps teachers, parents and communities create a more welcoming and supportive environment for all children.

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THERE IS HOPE for every child.

“Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality” Resident of the Bekaa valley, Lebanon.

We are a proud supporter of UNICEF and congratulate the organisation for creating HOPE for children over the last 70 years!
Our Let’s Play for Change campaign has been a great success!

Thousands of co-workers and millions of customers got involved, helping create awareness for some of challenges vulnerable children around the world face every day and an amazing 12.6m IKEA children’s products were sold. So we’d like to say a big THANK YOU for supporting us and our partners!

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