This new funding from the LEGO Foundation will benefit some of the world’s most vulnerable children and their caregivers, and call attention to the critical importance of learning through play to set them on a path of healthy growth and development.
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Lego and Sesame Street Team Up in $100 Million Project to Help Refugee Children
In its first major humanitarian project, announced on Wednesday, the foundation will provide $100 million over five years to the makers of “Sesame Street” to deepen their work with the International Rescue Committee in the countries around Syria, and also to partner with the Bangladeshi relief organization BRAC.
The New York Times | December 5, 2018
LEGO Foundation gives Sesame Workshop $100 million to help refugee kids
Since 2015, Sesame Workshop and LEGO Foundation have worked together in India, Mexico, and South Africa to give children in need the opportunity to learn through play. Now, for the first time, they're teaming up to address the specific needs of children in crisis settings.
Mashable | December 5, 2018
Sesame Workshop just got another $100 million to bring Muppets to refugee kids
The Lego Foundation adds another huge gift to the children’s education organization’s plans to create a support system for kids escaping conflict.
Fast Company | December 5, 2018
Childhood development key to sustainability: UN expert
Countries must also invest in urban infrastructure, environmental sustainability, transportation and governance.
Khaleej Times | January 18, 2018