Play gives refugee children a chance to overcome trauma, learn and thrive. The International Rescue Committee (IRC), the LEGO Foundation and our partners are working together to show that it is possible to reach every refugee child in East Africa with play-based learning. See highlights from the announcement of our new initiative, PlayMatters:
We know education is a lifeline, not a luxury.— David Miliband (@DMiliband) December 10, 2019
We also know that refugee children are the most vulnerable.
THANK YOU @LEGOfoundation for the $100 million award to @RESCUEorg and partners to bring learning through play to children in East Africa.
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I’m in NYC right now, to kickstart the initiative between @rescueorg and @LEGOfoundation. It was so great to reunite with the team including Sandee Borgman who travelled with me to Tanzania to start an anti child labour campaign. #IRC pic.twitter.com/fg2COOkQZB— Danielle de Niese (@Danielledeniese) December 17, 2019
"We're going to be working across East Africa to make sure that some of the most vulnerable children get access to some of the most inspiring education," IRC president and CEO David Miliband says of our partnership with the LEGO Foundation. Learn more about PlayMatters