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

Participants reflect on Urban95 London walking tour

Published January 31, 2018
Participants reflect on Urban95 London walking tour - Bernard van Leer Foundation

In November last year, we took around 40 designers, engineers and other professions on an all-day walking tour of urban public space for play in East London. In this short… Read more

Private sector backs quality education in Côte d’Ivoire

Published January 29, 2018
Private sector backs quality education in Ivory Coast - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Over the next four years, up to 80,000 children in an estimated 150 cocoa-growing communities in the Côte d’Ivoire will get a better quality education thanks to a USD 8.5… Read more

Financial Times special report on early childhood development

Published January 26, 2018

The Financial Times today published the first part of a special report on early childhood development, with reporting funded by the Bernard van Leer Foundation, to coincide with the World… Read more

BvLF partners awarded $100m for work with refugee children and families

Published December 22, 2017

Congratulations to Sesame Workshop and the IRC, who have won a $100m grant from the MacArthur Foundation to scale up early childhood development for the youngest refugees in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. An incredible achievement by both… Read more

Explore data showing early childhood inequality in São Paulo

Published December 21, 2017
Explore data showing early childhood inequality in São Paulo - Bernard van Leer Foundation

A child in the Pari district of São Paulo is almost 17 times more likely to die before their fifth birthday than one raised in the district of Pinheiros, a… Read more

Mayor of Beyoğlu speaks on successful parenting project

Published December 21, 2017
Mayor of Beyoğlu speaks on successful parenting project - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The closing event of the 'Informed Families, Healthy Generations' project was widely covered in the Turkish media this week. The Mayor of Beyoğlu Municipality, Ahmet Misbah Demircan – who helped… Read more

Digitaf, a digital platform for parents of young children, launches in Tel Aviv

Published December 20, 2017
Digitaf, a digital platform for parents of young children, launches in Tel Aviv - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Booking an appointment with a well baby clinic, finding out about local facilities such as childcare and public events such as storytelling, getting discounts from local shops and service providers,… Read more

New playground for kids with special needs in Bhubaneswar

Published December 19, 2017
New playground for kids with special needs in Bhubaneshwar - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Indian media are reporting on plans for a new playground in Bhubaneswar, with play equipment specifically designed for children who have special needs. An initiative of Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited… Read more

White paper: How dashboards can help cities improve early childhood development

Published December 19, 2017

A new white paper by the Open Data Institute and Oxford Insights, How dashboards can help cities improve early childhood development, explores how developing data dashboards can help city leaders… Read more

BvLF partner in India launches "child journalists" blog

Published December 12, 2017
Child journalists - Divya Disha - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Follow a new blog written by child journalists from slum areas of Hyderabad, India. The blog was launched with the help of BvLF partner Divya Disha, which – among other… Read more