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

Bhubaneswar wins the ‘Smart City Challenge’

Published February 2, 2016
Bhubaneswar wins the Smart City Challenge

Great news: Bhubaneswar, the capital of the Indian state of Odisha, has won the ‘Smart City Challenge’, topping the list of 20 smart cities. This means that the aspirations the… Read more

Social and Economic Council asks for greater investment in early childhood (in Dutch)

Published January 21, 2016
Social and Economic Council asks for greater investment in early childhood

De Bernard van Leer Foundation heeft met veel waardering kennisgenomen van het advies van de Sociaal Economische Raad: ‘Gelijk goed van start. Visie op het toekomstige stelsel van voorzieningen voor… Read more

Peru bans physical and humiliating punishment of children

Published December 17, 2015
Peru bans physical and humiliating punishment of children

Peru became the ninth country in Latin America to pass a law banning all forms of physical and humiliating punishment of children and adolescents. Read more

Launch of early childhood coalition in Israel

Published December 15, 2015
Launch of early childhood coalition in Israel

A new coalition has been launched in Israel to advocate for improving access to affordable, quality childcare for children aged under 3, and higher levels of investment in early childhood. Read more

Dutch campaign presents practical tips for parents of young children

Published December 15, 2015
Dutch campaign presents practical tips for parents of young children

Brain development is most rapid in the first four years of life - but three-fifths of Dutch adults are not aware of how important their children's early years are in… Read more

Bernard van Leer Foundation in the Dutch news!

Published December 7, 2015
Bernard van Leer Foundation on RTL Nieuws

The Bernard van Leer Foundation was featured on the Dutch nightly news (RTL nieuws, 4:16 minutes) as an example of Dutch philanthropy. The item covered the story of Mark Zuckerberg… Read more

Blog: How I realised the importance of investing in early childhood

Published November 27, 2015
Blog - How I realised the importance of investing in early childhood

Read the latest blog, written by corporate leader Henri Le Bienvenu from Peru 2021, on our corporate blog website. Read more

Cure Violence Model Creates Better Parenting and Less Violence

Published November 19, 2015
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A study commissioned by the Bernard van Leer Foundation examines how the Cure Violence health model specifically affects children under the age of 8 years as well as the families… Read more

A good start: Video and infographic

Published September 23, 2015
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To mark the launch of the July 2015 edition of Early Childhood Matters, A good start: advances in early childhood development, the Bernard van Leer Foundation has produced a one-page… Read more

New Dutch campaign on healthy brains

Published September 16, 2015
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Launched today in the Netherlands: a campaign on the importance of a healthy brain, with input from the Bernard van Leer Foundation. Visit the website or download the PDF of… Read more