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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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.