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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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01/18/2017 at 10:54. Facebook
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
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01/16/2017 at 09:41. Facebook
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!

With UNICEF, Save the Children US, War...
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“Thank you for getting involved in the Let’s Play for Change campaign and for using it as a chance to hear how our partners are using our funding to change children’s lives. On behalf of the IKEA Foundation and all our partners, THANK YOU!” Per Heggenes, CEO, IKEA Foundation

With UNICEF, Save the Children US, War Child Holland, Room to Read: World Change Starts with Educated Children...
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We’d like to share this lovely post from our partner Forest Trends. It describes how they are helping to bridge cultural and generational gaps within indigenous communities, who have only recently encountered Brazilian society.

Yawanawa Leaders Tell Their Comeback Story at TEDWomen

We believe innovative research can help find practical solutions to real-life problems.

That’s why we fund the IKEA Junior Research Fellowship, which supports academic research in subjects we care passionately about—such as children’s rights, emergency response or empowering women and girls.

One of our fellows, Nicole De Silva, recently received the BISA African Affairs Paper Prize for her...
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Help us choose a winner by liking your favourite IWitness photo! In 2016, 113 IKEA co-workers visited 15 countries through our IWitness programme. In this album, you see the finalists from each trip. The winning photo will be announced on 30th January 2017.
HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at the IKEA Foundation! We want to thank all our partners, followers and supporters for helping children and families around the world create better futures! We are looking forward to spending 2017 with you.
In the news, people in other cultures can seem stranger than they are.

Our partner Gapminder visited 240 families in 46 countries and collected 30,000 photos to create Dollar Street—a world ordered by income.

Dollar Street enables you to see how families around the world really live. Check out this fascinating insight into different lifestyles! [ Gapminder.org Link ]

Dollar Street

It’s time for a new cover photo! This lovely shot was taken by IKEA co-worker Rabin Das Pariyar, who visited our programmes with UNHCR NEPAL.
Our Let’s Play for Change campaign has come to an end. We want to thank everyone who joined us in making this first #LetsPlay campaign a success!
Season’s Greetings from the IKEA Foundation! We wish you all a very happy holiday season and a very merry Christmas to all who celebrate it!
Driven from their homes by the ongoing threat of violence in South Sudan, children and their families are sheltering in overcrowded camps in Northern Uganda. More than half of the refugees are children. We have given Save the Children a €320,000 grant to help protect children and to provide the services they desperately need.
The recent earthquake in Indonesia left many children traumatised. Our emergency grant to Save the Children will help them provide psychological first aid for children, train first responders in how to support traumatised children, and give guidance to caregivers so they can help their children while coping with their own distress.

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In this photo album we will share the best photos and films from our 2016 IWitness trips. Through this programme, small groups of IKEA co-workers visit some of the projects our in-store campaigns support. It’s an opportunity to see first-hand what a difference our support makes in the lives of children growing up in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Our new partnership with Room to Read: World Change Starts with Educated Children (Official) will help transform the lives of children through quality education that includes teacher training, learning materials and developing children’s literacy skills and reading habits.

Photo credit: Room to Read
Children have lost their homes, loved ones and sense of security after a series of deadly earthquakes and aftershocks have devastated parts of Indonesia’s Aceh province. We have given Save the Children an emergency grant of €100,000 so they can help children recover from the trauma and continue their educations, despite the damage to schools and homes.

Photo credit: Save the Children
Play makes the world bigger. For children and grown-ups. It helps to think of play not as toys and games (although those definitely don’t hurt!), but as a state of mind. A way of finding the fun in everything you do—especially those normal, everyday activities that are such a big part of our lives at home. So say YES to PLAY!