News

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

Job vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a Lead, Learning to scale (closed)

Published March 12, 2018

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is seeking a Lead, Learning to scale who will work closely with the Knowledge for Policy Director and the Management Team to contribute strategic thinking and… Read more

Job vacancy: BvLF is recruiting an Events and Administration Officer (closed)

Published February 15, 2018

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is seeking an Events and Administration Officer with strong organising and planning skills. In this role, you execute planning, logistics and implementation of events and… Read more

Job vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a new Programme Administrator (closed)

Published February 13, 2018

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting a Programme Administrator who is well organised and has a strong ability to manage stress. In this role, you provide administrative support to the… Read more

Official launch Istanbul95

Published February 8, 2018

The Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Urban95 programme has launched in Istanbul, working initially with the municipalities of Beyoğlu, Maltepe, Sarıyer and Sultanbeyli on initiatives including home visiting and improving the… Read more

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