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The latest news about the Bernard van Leer Foundation, our partners and the issues we work on.

AirBeam Swap creates a global community of local air quality advocates

Published December 23, 2021

The AirBeam Swap is a new Urban95 project to collect data and raise awareness of air quality and its importance for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. … Read more

Partnership with United Way transforms cities in Latin America

Published December 17, 2021

The Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Urban95 programme has launched a new learning partnership with United Way’s regional office in Latin America. The aim is to nurture a community of leaders… Read more

Boa Vista opens playgrounds in shelters for Venezuelan refugees

Published December 7, 2021

Early childhood-focused public spaces have been launched in three refugee shelters in Boa Vista, with coverage in local media outlet Correio do Lavrado. The Amazonian city is the capital of… Read more

Hiring: Finance and Accounting Officer

Published November 19, 2021

We are looking for a Financial & Accounting Officer (FAO) who will have the responsibility for financial, project, and salary administration… Read more

Winning architects selected in Israeli competition to design well baby clinics

Published November 11, 2021

The winners have been chosen from the “Between the Drops” competition for young architects to design well baby clinics in Israel, which was launched at the beginning of the year. Read more

Hiring: apply to be our Lead – Early Years (closed)

Published November 8, 2021

We are seeking a passion-driven and motivated Lead - Early Years for 7 months (with the possibility of longer or full employment) to join our Knowledge for Policy team, who… Read more

Free To Play Outside campaign makes air pollution in cities visible with big grey bubble

Published November 4, 2021

Watch out for a big grey bubble at COP26 in Glasgow in the coming days. The grey inflatable, which represents air pollution, has been touring cities in Brazil to raise… Read more

Giving our youngest generation a voice in COP26 climate conversations

Published November 1, 2021

Young children need healthy environments to thrive. If you would like to learn and engage in dialogues – at COP26 and beyond – that give babies and toddlers a voice,… Read more

New platform shares more than 600 ideas for action for companies to support young children in Brazil

Published October 22, 2021

The Early Childhood Guide for Companies calls for corporations of all sizes across sectors in Brazil to make changes throughout the business ecosystem to support healthy child development and caregiver… Read more

Parenting Award in Brazil promotes good home visiting practices during the pandemic

Published October 20, 2021

100 Brazilian home visitors have been awarded for good practices in supporting families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more