November 20, 2017
The IKEA Foundation has given emergency grants to partners Save the Children and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to help families affected by a typhoon in Vietnam and fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Typhoon and flood in Vietnam Typhoon Damrey hit Vietnam on 4 November. During 16 hours of raging winds, the typhoon... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
September 27, 2017
The IKEA Foundation has announced that it is supporting the We Mean Business coalition with a €40 million grant—the second-largest it has ever made. The grant will inspire business to take action to cut the... Read more
July 17, 2017
The IKEA Foundation is celebrating the fact that 500 co-workers have taken part in IWitness trips to see the work it funds in action! IWitness achieved its 2020 target, set jointly with IKEA Group’s People and Planet Positive strategy, when a group of co-workers from the UK and Ireland visited a Save the Children programme... Go to blog

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Our Let’s Play for Change programme with Handicap International UK particularly helps children at risk of developmental delays and psychological distress caused by displacement. Together we are helping children
learn and develop safely while having fun.

In her personal blog Cheryl Shin-Hua Yeam from Handicap International shares more insights to the programme with you:
blog.ikeafoundation.org/invitation-play-handicap-international/
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Play is fundamental to children’s wellbeing. When children can play, they learn new skills, become more social and are better able to cope with stress. Sadly, many children around the world lack safe spaces to play. That’s why our new in-store campaign has children’s right to play and develop at its heart. Read more

IWitness Experience 2018

September 21, 2017
The IKEA Foundation’s IWitness programme gives small groups of IKEA co-workers a life-changing chance to visit programmes connected to IKEA’s Good Cause campaigns, so they can explore how our partnerships help children and families around the world. The blog is a place for them to share their photos, videos and thoughts while they’re on their trips, so all co-workers and customers can see how we and our partners work together to help children create better opportunities for themselves and their families. Read more
The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today the newly constructed solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. Funded by the IKEA Foundation’s Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, the solar farm has brought renewable power to a population that lived for two and a half years only with sporadic access to electricity… Read more

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