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Read the selected insights, thoughts and experiences of our staff and partners.

Learnings from the “Small Children, Big Cities” conference

Published February 2, 2015
Blog - Learnings from the “Small Children, Big Cities” conference - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Rapidly urbanizing India is undergoing changes on many fronts. India has a new government. There are technological changes, policy shifts and changes in the way people think. The democratic structure… Read more

Incredible India!

Published December 23, 2014
Incredible India! - blog - Bernard van Leer Foundation - Teresa Moreno

In my role as editor of Early Childhood Matters, I was privileged to launch the latest edition, on “Small children, big cities”, at a conference in Delhi with the same… Read more

Why we need to talk to babies more

Published November 18, 2014
Why we need to talk to babies more - Blog - Bernard van Leer Foundation - Michael Feigelson

The baby diaper market — led by Proctor & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark — is projected to reach USD 52.2 billion by 2017. As the market grows, so does the investment… Read more

Renske Keizer, first appointed Professor on Fatherhood

Published November 3, 2014
Renske Keizer, first appointed Professor on Fatherhood - Blog - Bernard van Leer Foundation - Jeanet van de Korput

Renske Keizer started on 1 September in her new role of Professor on Fatherhood at the University of Amsterdam. She will conduct research on the influence of father involvement on… Read more

Cinekid: the ‘biggest digital playground’

Published October 23, 2014
Cinekid: the ‘biggest digital playground’ - Blog - Bernard van Leer Foundation - Melissa van Well-Dijkshoorn

Last week the 28th edition of the annual Cinekid Festival took place in Amsterdam and several other locations in the Netherlands. The Bernard van Leer Foundation sponsored this movie, television… Read more

A visit to Lingeka, Tanzania

Published October 20, 2014
A visit to Lingeka, Tanzania - Blog - Bernard van Leer Foundation

I am just back from a visit to Lingeka, in the Shinyanga region of Tanzania. I was there at the invitation of ICS to visit communities who have been implementing… Read more

Leverage: Just Another Fancy Word?

Published October 10, 2014
Leverage: Just Another Fancy Word? - blog - bernard van Leer foundation - Michael Feigelson

The president of a foundation in Europe recently shared with me a conversation she had about “strategic philanthropy” where she questioned whether the concept was anything more than the affirmation… Read more

A Dutch view on the CATS Conference in Caux, Switzerland

Published August 19, 2014
A Dutch view on the CATS Conference in Caux, Switzerland - Blog - Bernard van Leer Foundation - Kim van Laar

We are travelling in a small train on the final part of our journey from Amsterdam to Switzerland. Our suitcases are packed in a carriage at the front. We go… Read more

Shaping of children’s dreams at an International Platform

Published August 6, 2014
Shaping of children’s dreams at an International Platform - Blog - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Last month, with support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation, seven children from the slums of Odisha, India, attended the Children as Actors for Transforming Society (CATS) conference in Caux,… Read more

Investing in young children makes good business sense

Published August 1, 2014
Investing in young children makes good business sense - Blog - Bernard van Leer Foundation

In 2007, The Lancet medical journal published an article stating that more than 200 million children under five fail to reach their potential in cognitive development because of poverty, poor… Read more