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Celebrating More Than 10 Years of Working Together in India

The IKEA Foundation & UNICEF Partnership Have Reached More Than 74 million Children

Throughout September, we at UNICEF India along with our largest corporate donor, IKEA Foundation, are celebrating over ten years of working together to improve the lives of more than 74 million children and their families.

In collaboration with the government of India, IKEA Foundation and UNICEF India have contributed to some of the following results over the past decade:

  • 370,000 children have been screened for malnourishment and 56,500 treated.
  • 2.14 million women have been  taught the benefits of breastfeeding their children.
  • 32 million homes now have  toilets, and 67 percent of schools have access to toilets, improved  drinking water and hand washing facilities.
  • Children in 13,120 schools benefit from newly trained teachers and better curriculum.
  • 15,000 children in India’s cotton and carpet belts now go to regular schools after being taught basic reading, writing and math skills in special transition schools called bridge schools.
  • 600 new Child Protection Committees have been set up to end child labour practices.
  • More than 500,000 leaders, community members and officials have been trained to protect children.

    Press Release: IKEA, UNICEF Programmes Reach 74 million Children in India

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    Photo Feature - Celebrating More Than 10 Years of Working Together in India
    For over 10 years, the IKEA Foundation has been supporting UNICEF’s work in India to end child labour and create a better future for India’s children. 

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Finding Innovative Ways of Putting Child Labourers Back in School
Since 2009, a citywide project funded by the IKEA Foundation has sought to identify working children and help put them back in school

Community Mobilizes to Stop Child Labour
Last year, thanks to the volunteer committee’s enrolment campaign supported by IKEA Foundation, 50 new students in the village entered school.

Model School Inspires Students to Take New Initiative
To keep children interested in schools UNICEF with the support of the IKEA Foundation, is working with the Zilla Parishad NGO to support capacity building for teachers in the region. 

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