The LEGO Foundation has announced that they will give $100 million to the Sesame Workshop to help children who are affected by the Rohingya and Syrian refugee crises. If you don’t know, The LEGO Foundation is an organization that is also part of the LEGO Group and it is dedicated to promoting learning and being creative through play. Check out the full press release below.
The LEGO Foundation awards $100 million to Sesame Workshop to bring the power of learning through play to children affected by the Rohingya and Syrian refugee crises
New program will provide critical new insights into effective models of learning through play for children affected by crisis
Billund, Denmark – 5 December 2018 – Today, the LEGO Foundation announced that it is awarding a $100 million grant to Sesame Workshop to ensure that young children affected by the Rohingya and Syrian crises have opportunities to learn through play and develop the skills needed for the future. Working in partnership with BRAC, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and New York University’s Global TIES for Children, Sesame Workshop will reach children affected by crises in Bangladesh and the Syrian response region with early childhood and play-based learning opportunities.
The $100 million grant from the LEGO Foundation will benefit some of the world’s most vulnerable children and call attention to the critical importance of learning through play to set them on a path of healthy growth and development. The LEGO Foundation is the first to step up and meet the John D. and Catherine T.