News

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

Parenting book launched in Jordan

Published September 8, 2022

Last month saw the launch of a new book on parenting in Jordan, supported by the Bernard van Leer Foundation along with The Kyan Project. The book, titled “Parenting –… Read more

India launches new parent-coaching campaign and app

Published August 29, 2022

Paalan 1000 is a new programme recently launched in India by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, with support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation. It aims to raise awareness… Read more

Hiring: Communications and Knowledge Uptake Officer (CLOSED)

Published August 29, 2022

We have an opening for a creative communications professional who will be responsible for coordinating and managing projects related to the outreach and engagement of the Bernard van Leer Foundation. Read more

New protective spaces provide safe refuge for migrant children and families in Colombia

Published August 16, 2022

Physical spaces offering safety and protection for migrant and refugee children in Colombia are planned for the cities of Bogotá, Barranquilla and Soledad, Atlántico, with one already created in Valledupar. Read more

Encouraging Arab families in Jaffa to read with their toddlers

Published August 15, 2022

An evaluation of the Jaffa Reads initiative, supported by the Bernard van Leer Foundation's Urban95 programme in Tel Aviv-Yafo, shows that it has been effective in encouraging Arab families to… Read more

São Paulo families get new play spaces and safer roads

Published August 12, 2022

In two areas of São Paulo – Jardim Lapena and São Rafael – young children and caregivers are enjoying renovated public areas to play and relax. The municipality has already… Read more

Hiring: Representative India

Published July 15, 2022

We are searching for an influential and empathetic leader to be our Representative in India. This position is the main point of contact for all our partners in the country. Read more

Announcing new members of our leadership team

Published July 8, 2022

After an extensive global search, Rushda Majeed has been appointed Chief Programme Officer of the Bernard van Leer Foundation. In this role, she will oversee our programmes worldwide. Rushda joins… Read more

London becomes the classroom for the Urban95 Academy residence week

Published July 5, 2022

In May 2022, 27 committed city officials from 10 cities arrived in London to take part in five intensive days of in-person teaching, workshops and site visits during the Urban95… Read more

How cities can create “Naturalised Parks” – a guide from Brazil

Published June 24, 2022

Creating more green play spaces is a win-win for cities, benefiting both children’s development and cities’ adaptation to climate change. The Alana Institute, in partnership with Urban95 Brazil, has produced… Read more