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

Covid-19 crisis: how leaders can support babies, toddlers and the people who care for them

Published May 11, 2020

The Covid-19 crisis is hitting the most vulnerable people hardest — including babies, toddlers and those who care for them. We’ve compiled three briefs with ideas on how to support… Read more

To our partners during Covid-19

Published March 25, 2020

Dear BvLF Partners, In these enormously challenging times, we want to express our deep appreciation for your hard work on behalf of babies, toddlers and the people who care for… Read more

Connecting during Covid-19

Published March 25, 2020

I write this from my hometown of Quito, Ecuador, having come straight here after a work trip to Chile so that I could be in the same city as my… Read more

New short film explores Tel Aviv from the perspective of a three-year-old

Published February 19, 2020

In a new two minute film, a young boy called Geffen takes us for a stroll around his hometown of Tel Aviv, Israel. It shows us how differently young children… Read more

Colleague Yigit Aksakoglu acquitted of all charges

Published February 18, 2020

We are thrilled that our Turkey Representative, Yigit Aksakoglu was acquitted of all charges in his court hearing today. In November 2018, Yigit was detained by police for his alleged… Read more

We stand by our colleague Yigit Aksakoglu and his family

Published February 16, 2020

Yiğit Aksakoğlu has served as our Representative in Turkey since 2014. During his tenure with the Bernard van Leer Foundation, he has demonstrated a tireless commitment to our mission to… Read more

Hiring: We're seeking a Jordan Representative (CLOSED)

Published February 11, 2020

Are you a persuasive partnership builder, who is skilled at navigating the Jordanian policy landscape, and has 7+ years of experience working to deliver positive social impact? Are you interested… Read more

Bernard van Leer Foundation at the World Urban Forum 2020 – Abu Dhabi, 8–13 February

Published February 7, 2020

The Bernard van Leer Foundation will be at the World Urban Forum next week to share knowledge and ideas around designing cities that help rather than hinder a child’s development. Read more

New publications in Turkish on low-cost healthy eating for families

Published February 6, 2020

More than 200,000 copies of a seven-part Nutrition Guide for Pregnant Women, Newborns and Babies are being distributed to families in the cities of Istanbul and Izmir. Commissioned by the… Read more

Leadership changes at the Van Leer Group

Published February 5, 2020

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Van Leer Group, I am delighted to announce that as of December 1st, 2019, Michael Feigelson has been appointed as the… Read more